LGBTI

LGBTI

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This component aims to empower LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) organisations to participate in public life and express the concerns of LGBTI citizens in the region.

Although South Africa has regulations and laws to prevent discrimination against sexual minorities, it does not appear that these progressive values are embedded into broader society.

Across the region sexual minorities are in many ways disadvantaged, stigmatised, persecuted, often physically attacked and excluded from many aspects of economic, political and social participation.

The foundation’s aims are:

  • To strengthening social acceptance and participation of sexual minorities in the region, particularly sexually discriminated women
  • That LGBTI organisations are able to publicly and effectively promote the acceptance of their concerns.

LGBTI

CONFERENCE REPORT

Struggle for equality: Sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights in Africa

November 19, 2010 - The conference sought to analyse the challenges faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities in Africa. It provided a platform for the discussion of strategies aimed at creating an environment on the continent where sexual minorities can enjoy the full range of human rights and are recognised as full citizens. Kristin Palitza reports more»
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PUBLICATION SERIES

Perspectives #04/2010: Struggle for equality: Sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights in Africa

- October 26, 2010 - This issue of Perspectives sheds light on the ongoing struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people for equality in Africa. The articles demonstrate that despite the myriad of challenges and hostile environment there is a growing movement towards changing Africa into a continent where LGBTI people enjoy the full range of human rights. more»
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