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Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which meant it was not clear if he was a girl or a boy. It made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in the conservative society of Uganda.
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This review provides insights into the political and social developments and thus complements the more legally oriented Rainbow Europe Map with a feeling of what an everyday life and environment for LGBTI people is in different European countries.
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Video: The South-African Imam Hendricks and Ayesha Petersen talk about homosexuality within Islam, interpretations of the Islamic texts - in particular the Holy Qur'an, identity and the Inner Circle's Approach.
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To some, feminism and religion seems to be incompatible. Others point out that the combination can be strengthening and empowering. What role can religion play in the emancipation process of women? Is religion an inhibiting factor or a catalyst in this process? Is it necessary that women step away from their religion in order to be 'free' or not? In the first part Amina Wadud explains what role the Qur'an can play in the emancipation process of muslim women.
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This research helps us to understand how patriarchy is not something given in the Qur'anic revelation, but a model that has been imposed throughout the centuries.
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