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IDAHOT 2017 kicks off in style

IDAHOT 2017 kicks off in style

By Elizabeth Ndhlovu-Dumbreni

Various women from the lesbian, b…

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Big data and HIV: From Big Brother to Big Hope

However, there are also great hopes invested in the use of big data for social good. Information abo…

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Southern Africa Charter

What is the issue?

There is lack of access to health, particularly accessible, available,affordab…

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What African sex workers want

What African sex workers want

There are basically three things sex workers desire, and hope for

Ra…

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A Tale of Two Sex Workers

A Tale of Two Sex Workers Khadija Akinyi loves her job. For eight years, her work in Kisumu, Kenya, has put a roof over her head, fed her, clothed her, and helped her bring up a daughter. Her best friend, Dorah, shares the same profession, but not the same affinity for it. Most evenings, Khadija’s […]

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Toxic masculinity causes extreme violence

Toxic masculinity causes extreme violence Alvine Kapitako Windhoek-Society is conditioned in such a way that men are expected to bottle up their emotions instead of expressing themselves in a healthy way, Delene van Dyk, a psychosexual educator from South Africa, explained in a three-day workshop, aimed at preventing stigma and discrimination experienced by Key Populations. […]

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Standing up for women’s rights – someone had to

Standing up for women’s rights – someone had to When HIV and identity carry the same burden of discrimination it can be difficult to know where to start in trying to encourage acceptance. In Zimbabwe’s homophobic culture human rights activist, Martha Tholanah has committed her life to fighting for the rights of women across all diversity. […]

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Her name was Simelane

Lesbian lives don’t matter – not enough, not the way they should. Hate motivates vicious attacks and gruesome murders of women. South African soccer star Simelane Simelane suffered such a fatal fate. The screening of Eudy Simelane: A Life Cut Short at the Batho ba Lorato Film Festival in Gaborone re-opened in February, salting closed wounds. […]

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Same-sex marriage – Malawi’s stance

Civil society organisations insist they will continue fighting for the rights of key populations despite strong resistance from faith groups in Malawi. There is no global consensus that sexual orientation is malleable. “Even in organisations where this is much touted, it is considered an abnormality,” says Makhumbo Munthali the National Coordinator for Ethics, Peace and […]

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Agenda 2030 for LGBTI health and well-being

Agenda 2030 for LGBTI health and well-being OutRIght has just released a new report: Agenda 2030 for LGBTI Health and Well-Being. This report is a joint venture between OutRight and their partners at the Global Fund for MSM and HIV, in collaboration with the Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses […]

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IDAHOT 2017 kicks off in style

IDAHOT 2017 kicks off in style By Elizabeth Ndhlovu-Dumbreni Various women from the lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) community converged at a secluded location in the leafy suburbs of northern Harare recently to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Their aim was to commemorate and discuss the strides members of the LGBT […]

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Ordaa Newsletter Vol1 No5

Formally celebrated on the 17th of May each year, the world over, GALZ together with othe LGBTI organizations in Zimbawe such as PaKasipiti, Trans and Intersex Rising Zimbabwe (TIRZ) and Trans Smart, came together to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) from the 13th – 20th of May 2017. The consortium created […]

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