Feminism / Genders / LGBTQ
Youth organizations in the northern part of Cyprus have been protesting against the ratification of a convention on the establishment of a foreign coordination office on youth and sport ministry. This convention is basically transferring all the activities, administration of the ministry of youth sport and culture to an office and its bureaucrats appointed and run by Turkey.
This Thursday at 14:00, 13th of August, Haluk Selam Tufanlı and Hilmi Hami, are summoned in front of north Nicosia's Martial Court to be tried for their antimilitarist conscience and their refusal to serve the armed forces. Militarism is essentially the weaponized devaluation of the life of “Others”, and as such it threatens anyone who deviates from the societal norm.
In a society where all different categories of people must fit into boxes so that capitalism can sell them customized products we proudly remain queers. Queers are constantly under surveillance because they don’t fit into binaries, they deviate from the norms, because their very existence disrupts the patriarchal system; therefore they must be disciplined, they must be punished Last Saturday, starting at 16:30 from Nicosia's Faneromeni Square, the 1st Queer Street Party —a radical initiative of groups and activists from all over the island and abroad— reclaimed both the streets of gentrified Nicosia Old Town and the Pride Parade.
Statement by YKP-fem, Queer Cyprus, Sispirosi Atakton, Initiative Against Fascist Threat, faq - published on 17th May. Πατήστε εδώ για την ελληνική μετάφραση Türkçe için tıkla On the occasion of the May 17, International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we are taking the opportunity to condemn/criticize every form of oppression which are continuously being pushed on people who are outside the so-called norms.
On the occasion of the international day of action for women's rights, a series of events were held in north Nicosia, culminating in a lively protest march stretching from Kyrenia Gate to Selimiye Mosque, with the participation of more than 20 organisations and independent groups. The main message of this year's protest was resistance to gender violence, and a call for women to reclaim public spaces such as roads and squares — a demand proven vital after Özgecan Aslan's murder last month in Turkey.
Our statement on the demilitarisation of Nicosia, as faq: The auspices of militarism and nationalism are nothing strange to our everyday lives. We encounter the waving flags as we drive past a school, a church, roundabouts, mountains, to the remnants of a military post stationed in the middle of the old town centre of Nicosia.
1. Year begins with strikes in Limassol Port Workers for Greek subcontractor construction company VIOTEK went on a lengthy strike after the company made it clear they will not honour contracts and collective agreements binding the sector.
The Independent National Human Rights Commission published their findings after the investigation of police actions surrounding the raid of LGBT-themed photo exhibition late last month. The report is signed by Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidou, and it heavily condemns the police.
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Cyprus News Roundup is a new 3533 feature. Every week our team of volunteering editors will compile a summary of less covered news from the whole spectrum of the socio-political landscape of the island.