6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Amir Ashour is the founder and executive director of IraQueer; Iraq’s first and only LGBT+ led organization in Iraq. As human rights defender with 8 years of experience, he has been working with Iraqi and International human rights organizations including Outright Action International, Madre, and Nature Iraq. Amir has been focusing on human rights of LGBT+ people, women, sex workers, and other marginalized groups. He’s been nominated for several human rights awards including The Raoul Wallenberg Academy Prize and David Kato Voice and Vision Award. He’s also currently getting his masters degree in human rights at Columbia University.