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Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) together with its Turkish Member Organisation- the Turkish Young Greens and with the support of the FYEG Gender working group calls for justice for Pinar Selek, a sociologist, activist and writer. Because of her human rights work and activism she has been a victim of the Turkish juridical system for more than 14 years.pinar

Terry Reintke, Co-Spokesperson of FYEG says ‘Pinar Selek has been imprisoned and tortured, she has been discharged three times but is still facing lifetime imprisonment. It seems that the authorities try to silence this very important voice for Human Rights in Turkey”.

When refusing to give the names of the people she interviewed during her research on the Kurds in Turkey, Pinar was tortured, while the entire process was covered with false reports and additional accusations on other cases, in which there are evidence that she had been unjustly accused.

Onur Fidangul, activist from the Turkish Young Greens states: “With all irregularities and human rights violations this case is nothing more than a crime itself, a try to oppress and threat all those who are standing up for human rights and the rights of most marginalized and discriminated.

We are strongly expressing our solidarity and calling for international support from our Member Organizations and other human rights organizations and institutions to express solidarity and play their role in stopping this madness.

Queering Green, Greening Queer Network

Call for applicants to join the Temporary Coordination Body

 

Following the successful launch of the Queering Green/Greening Queer Network in December 2012, we are now looking for motivated individuals to join the Temporary Coordination Body.

The body’s tasks are as follows:

·         establishing the network

·         contacting and mobilizing individuals and organizations

·         developing a fund-raising strategy

·         preparing network documents (political platform, codex of working, informal statute etc.)

·         organizing the first general assembly of the network (due to take place mid-late 2013)

·         making the final decision about the network name

 

The body will exist until the General Assembly when a new group will then be chosen to facilitate the decisions decided through the direct democratic assembly. It will involve an average of five hours work a week, sporadically.

 

We are looking for six members (3 from South Eastern Europe, 1 from RUMB(Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus), 1 from Caucasus, 1 from Central Europe). In addition:

 

·         One of the members of the coordination body will be a member of Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) Executive Committee.

·          The members of the coordination body will be from both LGBT+ and green organizations (member organizations of FYEG).

·         The body will strive to include all the identities from LGBT+.

·         Until the General Assembly the temporary coordination body will have support from FYEG and FYEG Gender Working group and should report its work to those bodies and send reports to the mailing list of the participants for the three “Queering Green/ Greening Queer” seminars.

 

All those interested in applying please send a motivational letter (maximum one side of A4) and CV listing of previous activities, academic and/or cultural engagements. In the motivation letter please give description on what is your perspective on the functioning of Network and how do you see the Network in the future.

The deadline for sending your documents is 14 of February.

 

Please send your documents to Timo Koch at    timo.koch@jsg-vechelde.de