Human Rights / Health

4th Symposium against Discrimination to take place in Ankara

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The fourth Symposium against Discrimination, which is to be held in dedication to the International Human Rights Day by Kaos GL Association, will take place on 10-13 December in Ankara.

The fourth Symposium against Discrimination will be organized in cooperation with the Ankara Chamber of Medicine, Turkish Medical Association and Trade Union of Employees in Public Health and Social Services.

The Symposium that has been organized around the themes of rights-based struggle and social rights of LGBTs since 2012 opens “the right to health and the right to access to healthcare” to discussion this year.

With the call of “Let’s defend the rights of LGBTs as human rights!”, Kaos GL announces the full program:

10 December 2015, Thursday

Ankara Chamber of Medicine - Mithat Paşa Cad. No:62 – Kızılay

16:00 – 18:00

“Problems, solutions and peer-to-peer consultancy throughout the gender reassignment process”

Deniz Eren Mutlu

11 December 2015, Friday

Ankara University School of Medicine, Ibn-i Sina Hospital, Hasan Ali Yücel Conference Hall

13:00 – 14:30 

First Session: How do health policies affect LGBTIs?

Moderator: Rona Temelli

Aslı Davas:  "Health transformation as a dimension affecting LGBTI health”

Filiz Ak: "The needs of LGBTIs in the first step of health services”

Özge Karadağ Çaman: “LGBTIs’ accession to health”

15:00 – 16:30 

Second session: Medicine, Ethics, Ideology

Moderator: Melek Göregenli

Selçuk Candansayar: "Homophobia of medicine"

Şükrü Keleş: "Ethics of medicine and LGBTI”

17:00 – 18.30

Third Session: The right to health and the right to access to healthcare!: Europe

Moderator: Ezgi Koçak

Ins A Kromminga, Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe)

Benjamin Collins, International HIV Partnership (IHP)

12 December 2015, Saturday

Ankara Chamber of Medicine - Mithat Paşa Cad. No:62 – Kızılay

14: 00 - 16:00  

First session: The right to health and the right to access to healthcare!: Turkey

Moderator: Müge Yetener

Ayşe Devrim Başterzi: “Right to health, for whom?”

Gülşah Seydaoğlu: “The right to health and the right to access to healthcare”

Nuriye Ortaylı: “Reproductive health or sexual health?”

Tuğrul Erbaydar: "Community healthcare and LGBTIs" 

16:30 – 17:30

Second session: Forum on developing a common strategy and acting together

Moderator: Remzi Altunpolat

Participants: Turkish Medical Association, Ankara Chamber of Medicine, Turkish Psychological Association, Trade Union of Employees in Public Health and Social Services – Ankara Branch.  

18.00 – 19.30

Workshop: “Workshop on lesbian and bisexual women's healthcare”

Location: Trade Union of Employees in Public Health and Social Services – Ankara Mithatpaşa Caddesi, No: 44/13, Kızılay

Moderators: Nurgül Öz, Efsun Sertoğlu

This workshop is organized within the scope of the Amnesty International’s “My Body My Rights” global campaign.

13 December 2015, Sunday

Ankara Chamber of Medicine - Mithat Paşa Cad. No:62 – Kızılay

14:00 -15:00

First session: Problems of LGBTI adolescents

Şahika Yüksel and Seven Kaptan

15:15-16:15

Second session: Working with the families of LGBTIs

Şahika Yüksel and Seven Kaptan

16:30-17:30

Third session: Contemporary suggestions on the ways to approach to children who do not fit the gender binary

Koray Başar

All sessions are open to all and for free.

*The 3rd International Symposium against Discrimination is supported by SIDA

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