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New board member

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ms Zainab Malik as new board member of our organisation. Zainab Malik is a lawyer and human rights defender working on issues of abolition of the death penalty, torture, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She will replace founder and board member Jan de Koning, who recently stepped down after having fulfilled this position for more than 3 years. We thank Jan for the hard work and commitment he showed to our organisation.

Out & About at the Pink Film Days with Hivos

On the 11th of March Out & About screened twice at the Pink Film Days (Roze filmdagen) in Amsterdam as part of the Hivos day at the festival. It was an interesting day with meaningful discussions, interaction, connection, sharing of experiences and special guests. Thank you Hivos and organisers of the festival!

Out & About screens on The Hague Defenders Days @Nutshuis

On 6 December Out & About will screen in Nutshuis The Hague at 8pm as part of the The Hague Human Rights Defender Days.

Q&A after the film with Julie Nederkoorn from Movies that Matter, Nikki Brormann from COC Nederland and two activists from the Justice and Peace Netherlands human rights defenders course. Admission is free!

Out & About screening @Queer Kiff Kampala!

We are proud to announce that Out & About is selected to screen at the first Queer Kiff International Film Festival in Kampala that will take place from 9-11 December.

Out & About screening on World Aids Day

On the 1st of December Out & About will be screening at the SOA AIDS National Congress in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

Eritrean parliamentarians still missing after 15 years

At the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) we interviewed Ibrahim Mahmoud Ahmed, son of Ms. Aster Fissehatsion and Mr. Mahmood Sherriffo, two of the Eritrean parliamentarians detained since 2001. The interview was shown to the participants of the 135th IPU Assembly that took place from 23-27 October 2016 in Geneva.

Out & About @DocFest

Out & About will be screened several times during the Cross-border filmfestival DocFest in Maastricht from 15-18 September. Come and join us for interesting films and debate in beautiful Maastricht!

Premiere Out & About – 17 May 2016

Our new film Out & About deals with parents of LGBT children in countries with strong anti-gay laws or stigmas. The premiere will be in 25 countries simultaneously on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 17 May 2016. After the premiere we will work with the film in a one year campaign for respect and equality. For more information about the film and our outreach program please contact our director Nadja Houben.

Out & About – three countries, three families, same dilemma

We are currently working on a new film about LGBT rights. In the story we will focus on parents from different countries. We will launch this 30 minute documentary about love, identity, fear and equality around 17 May 2016, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. More to come soon!

Premiere A Family Affair

On 13 May we had a wonderful premiere at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of the Russian protagonist and her son. The screening was followed by an interesting debate with Professor Cees Flinterman, chairman of the HRP Foundation. The premiere was attended by numerous NGOs, diplomats and interested friends who all want to see the improvement of the rights of LGBTs.

In the evening we had a second screening at COC Haaglanden in The Hague. Again followed by an interesting debate. See our FB page for more details.

Contact us if you want to use the educational material (in English and Dutch) and/or want to screen the film. Available with Dutch & English subtitles and soon with French subtitles.

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