Association(s) ILGA (European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association). 

http://www.ilga-europe.org/

Location Brussels
Dates 11-16 August 2009
Contact persons Evelyne Paradis 

(Policy Director)

e-mail:evelyne@ilga-europe.org

Lilit Poghosyan

(Policy and Programmes Officer)

e-mail: lilit@ilga-europe.org.

The meeting with ILGA Europe had been gone around the following topics:

•How the Shortbus team came together was explained to ILGA.

•The aims of the Shortbus was explained to ILGA.

•The political statue of Northern part of Cyprus was described to ILGA.

•Evelyne Paradis, a member of ILGA, explained that in some of the EU member states, more that one organisation may work together and agitate for the rights of Leasbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex, LGBTI, while in some of them, only one organisation may be constituted to protect the rights.

•ILGA was informed that the map drawn as a guide for LGBTI people prepared by ILGA is not covering Northern part ofCyprus. In the map Cyprus was presented as one state in which being LGBTI is legal issues- that is not the case for Northern part of Cyprus.

Discussions:

Homo-phobia

•The workshop in which Evelyne Paradis and Lilit Poghosyan took part, the ways to fight against homo-phobia were discussed. First to inform LGBTI and then to inform their friends, families and relatives have been approved in consensus.

While overcoming the homophobia, the primary ways are determined as below:

To publish booklet including the answers of the questions, who we are, what is our aim, to who and how we want to help.

To design a web page following the aspects and characteristics of the ILGA’s one

To achieve the article(s) of the existing law prohibiting LGBTI’s rights to be changed. To gain this with smooth ways such as informing people.

•ILGA informed the Shortbus team about the proceedings taking place in Balkans. It advised that the ways against the phobia which were used in Balkans are much more suitable than those ways used in the EU.

RESULTS of this meeting:

•To expand the vision and raising awareness about human rights and LGBT Equality and sustain this awareness to our society.

•To analyze the history of struggle against ‘homosexuality’. Especially within the special case of Balkan Countries.

•To analyze the prevention mechanisms of a LGBT RightS Organization, against ‘homophobia’ and sexual discrimination. Especially within the special case of Balkan Countries.

•To analyze how these mechanisms have been formed.

•Preparation for the ILGA Europe Annual 2009 Malta Conference was done.

•Links with those people with who were contacted for the Conference were established.

•Shortbus group was added to the ILGA Europe’s network.

lga Avrupa ile gorusme:

  • ILGA’ya Shortbus ekibinin nasil biraraya geldigi anlatildi.
  • ILGA’ya Shortbus grubunun amaçlari anlatildi.
  • Kibrisin Kuzeyinin özerk durumu açiklandi.
  • ILGA üyelerinden Evelyn, bazi avrupa birligi ülkelerinde birden fazla organizasyonun isbirligi yaptigini ve bu sekilde LGBT haklarini savundugunu bazi Avrupa Birligi ülkelerinde de tek bir organizasyonun tüm alanlarda faaliyet gösterdigini açikladi.
  • Kibrisi bir bütün olarak bilen ILGA Kibris’in kuzeyinde yasayan kisilerin LGBTI haklari kapsami disinda olduklari konusunda uyarildi ve ilgili haritanin  buna uygun olarak degistirilmesi saglandi.
  • Evelyne Paradis ve Lilith Poghosyan ile homofobiye karsi savasmanin yollarinin  tartisildigi workshopta gay lezbiyen ve bisexual ve onlarin arkadas, aile ve akrabalarini bilgilendirmek,egitmek ve söz konusu fobiyi ortadan kaldirmak konusunda  fikir birligine varildi.
  • Bu hedeflere ulasmak için izlenilecek yollar asagidaki gibi belirlendi
  • Brosür Bastirma(Brosür içerigi;biz kimiz, amacimiz nedir,kime ve nasil  yardim etmeye çalisiyoruz,sorularina cevap verecek.
  • Web Tasarimi Hazirlamak (Söz konusu web Ilga nin web sayfasindaki bazi bilgiler örnek alinarak olusturulacak)
  • Burada Ilga ile Shortbus üyelerinin hemfikir oldugu nokta, yasa öyle yada böyle degisecektir. Önemli olan insanlarin mentalitesini degistirmek. Bu degisimin kati bir mücadeleyle degil ilimli bir bilgilendirmeyle olmasi gerkemektedir.
  • Ilga,  Shortbus üyelerine Balkan ülkelerindeki hareketler hakkinda bilgi verdi.Onlarin homofobiye karsi gelistirdikleri savunma mekanizmalarinin Kibrisli Turk toplumuna, diger Avrupa ulkelerinden daha uygun dusecegi konusunda tavsiyelerde bulundu.

Görüşmenin sonuçları:

  • ILGA Europe Annual 2009 Malta Conference a ön hazirlik yapildi
  • Bu koneransta görüsülecek kisilerle baglantilar kuruldu.
  • Shortbus ILGA Europe’in network’une eklendi.

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