Nordic ministers gather forces for young LGBTI people's wellbeing

16.08.21 | Event
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We’re pleased to invite you to this event with the Nordic ministers and UN Envoy on Youth during WorldPride 2021


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:1 Democracy Square, Øksnehallen
Halmtorvet 9
1700 Copenhagen


Follow the streaming from the event here from 10 a.m. on the 16 of August:

The Nordics have long been progressive in the LGBTI area, but there are still many challenges to address. Experiences of depression, anxiety and stress should not be part of young lives in the Nordic region. In a brand-new report, studies from the region find that norms do not allow young LGBTI people to feel normal and accepted at school, in healthcare or in leisure time.


In this panel debate, Nordic ministers will launch the new report and discuss how the region can ramp up its work to improve and safeguard the rights and wellbeing of LGBTI children and youth.


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Thomas Blomqvist, Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality, Finland

Peter Hummelgaard, Minister for Equal Opportunities, Denmark

Märta Stenevi, Minister for Gender Equality and Housing, Sweden

Abid Raja, Minister of Culture and Equality, Norway

Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth


Special guest speakers include Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, young activists from the Nordics, and author of the new report Anna Siverskog.


Moderated by Jani Toivola, Actor and Author of Boy in the Red Skirt, Finland

Ways to join

  1. In person: Register below to get your ticket to join us physically in Copenhagen (Seats are limited due to corona restrictions and tickets will be filled on a first-come basis)
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