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Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa: a week of debunking heteronormativity

I recently had the honour of being selected by my faculty (KULeuven Law) to attend the Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria. This year’s course was not only theoretical, it was also intertwined with a Queer Literary Festival and gripping […]

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Juristenkrant

Jij vindt mij in de Juristenkrant van 16 januari 2019 met een artikel over de studie rechten, dekolonisatie van het hoger onderwijs, diversiteit in de juridische wereld en politiek. Wat de titel betreft: het gaat voor mij niet om kwetsbare mensen een stem te geven. We hebben dat al. Het gaat erom dat onze stemmen geamplificeerd […]

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Think Young x Coca-Cola EU Dialogue Christmas Party

A few weeks ago I had the honour of being invited to be part of the panel discussing young people and EU politics. This was during the Christmas Party hosted by Coca-Cola EU Dialogue and Think Young. It was a wonderful evening with interesting young guests from all over the European Union. To have an […]

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Europe Award 2018

The 2018 Schwarzkopf-Stiftung awardee for the Europe Award is Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager.  The past Young Europeans of the Year and I had the honour of selecting her for this award. A dedicated politician with an infectious passion for her work. As Commissioner for Competition, she is well known for […]

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Zwijgen is geen optie

Een aantal weken geleden had ik het genoegen om een fijn, openhartig gesprek te voeren met Anthony en Tom van Zwijgen is geen optie. Het werd een lang gesprek over mijn geboorteland Zimbabwe en het leven als nieuwe Vlaming. Over pijn, liefde en dromen die gekortwiekt worden door structurele discriminatie. Bekijk hier de YouTube-video

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Young European of the Year 2017

On 20 April 2017, I had the honour of being awarded the prize for Young European of the Year. This is a prize awarded by Schwarzkopf Foundation, a German foundation that has awarded the prize for the past 20 years. Haris Kušmić was also awarded with the prize this year. It was a memorable evening with wonderful guests. […]