Kalvin Soiresse

Kalvin Soiresse

Lawyer

  • Decolonization

  • Kara (Togo)

Kalvin Soiresse is a Togolese law specialist. He has lived in Belgium since 2004. After starting university in Togo, he graduated in law from the University of Saint-Louis in Brussels, and studied international relations at the Université libre de Bruxelles ULB. Kalvin Soiresse is a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels and member of the Education Commission in the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels. He is co-founder and director of the Collectif Mémoire Coloniale et Lutte contre les Discriminations CMCLD (collective colonial memory and fight against discrimination), which was set up in 2012. He also works as an educational advisor to the Africa Museum for school tours in the future museum. From 2013 to 2019 he was Professor of Social Sciences for post-16 students, before that he worked as a legal advisor and  further education coordinator for the movement against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia MRAX (Mouvement contre le Racisme, l'Antisémitisme et la Xénophobie). As President of the Belgian non-profit organisation Goto Togo, he campaigns for the reintegration of young girls aged 10 to 16 years in Togo who are in trouble with the law because of child prostitution, street robbery or abscondence. From 2011 to 2104, Kalvin Soiresse also worked as a journalist, reporting from Belgium for BBC Africa.

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