LGBTI organizing in East Africa the true test for human rights defenders by Jane Kiragu

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Published by UAF-Africa in Nairobi .

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Statement[written and edited by Jane Kiragu and Zawadi Nyong"o].
ContributionsNyong"o, Zawadi.
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
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Open LibraryOL23864673M
LC Control Number2009349341

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Tais análises encontram-se desenvolvidas no livro de Ashley Currier (), Out in Africa: organizing LGBT in Namibiaand South Africa, que documenta esta situação comparando o caso sul-africano. In recent decades, the efflorescence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) movements has created powerful inroads for sexual rights in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

While conditions for LGBTI people vary considerably between and within countries, activists across the region are reshaping political, legal, and social understandings of gender and sexuality through Author: Ryan Thoreson. Mailly's vision is clearly utopian. Her day-to-day agenda is much more concrete.

Along with a surreally positive group of activists, Mailly is working to make her tiny country, which is no bigger than Maryland, the safest place in East Africa for LGBTI people. They're confident they'll win and that they'll do it in their lifetimes.

The History of an Idea from the Age of Exploration to the Age of AIDS builds from Marc Epprechtâ s previous book, Hungochani (which focuses expli citly on same-sex desire in southern Africa) to. Out in Africa: LGBTI organizing in East Africa book Organizing in Namibia and South Africa by Ashley Currier (review).

Chi Mgbako. Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 35, no. 2, pp. –, A detailed review of a book analysing LGBT activists’ visibility strategy across time in South Africa and Namibia. Tackling corrective rape in South Africa. Luis Abolafia Anguita. Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: Africa relationship and the complications that arise when international currency and professionalization transform grassroots organizing.

This book excavates how transnational advocacy, which aims to empower LGBTI rights activism Author: Stephanie Anayah. West Africa organising. Normally, we don't find a lot of information on West Africa.

It is therefore very interesting to be able to share this report on the LGBTQ organising in this area. The report can be found in LGBTI organizing in East Africa book English and French here.

Download the English report (36 pp) here: We Exist: Mapping LGBTQ organizing in West Africa. A major focus of the conference was on enabling African LGBTI activists to self-organise on a Pan-African level.

Organizing on a continental scale for African LGBTI activists has seen various unsuccessful attempts in the past. One major obstacle to LGBTI organizing in Africa is the prevalence of state-sponsored homophobia. An Operational Manual for Gay and Lesbian Organising in Africa consists of PowerPoint slides with information on how to set up an LGBTI organisation and conduct non-violent campaigns in hostile, homophobic climates in Africa.

The manual also contains advice on financial management and strategic planning (GALZ, Harare, ). This is a list of LGBT rights organizations around the world.

For social and support groups or organizations affiliated with mainstream religious organizations, please see List of LGBT-related organizations and organizations affiliated with political parties, please see List of LGBT organizations that affiliate with political parties.

Lee Mpanza has an insatiable thirst for advancing progressive change in South Africa’s society. She has worked at various financial institutions in different capacities and has volunteered as an advocate for LGBTI rights at the Forum for the Empowerment of Women, and worked as a community events organizer at The Equality Project.

Lee is one of the founding members of Parents Friends and. The Queer African Reader provides a strong case for the self-reflexivity of LGBTI activists in Africa. Though, like any project, it has it’s limitations.

The scope of the book largely concentrates on central and Southern Africa with few contributions from the Western African world. LGBT rights organisations in Kenya include the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, Gay Kenya Trust, National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and the East Africa Trans Health & Advocacy Network.

In March3 out of 5 judges in the Court of Appeal ruled that the government could not use colonial-era laws criminalising gay sexual activity to block the National Gay Lesbian Human Rights Status: Illegal since (as East Africa Protectorate).

of lesbian, bisexual, and trans-diverse people in Africa and to strengthen the work and activism of member organizations and partners in regions outside of southern Africa.

fund for global human rights gave to humure in Burundi for general support of this organization, whose activities include educating human rights organizations. Elle is a civil rights advocate, and primarily focuses on LGBTI, Women and migrants rights in the U.S., Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa.

Over her 17 year career, Elle has remained committed to improving policy and changing lives through persistent advocacy and collaboration with national and international agencies, such as the U.S. Kenya: Turning the Tide for LGBT Rights in Kenya Photo: ILO The rainbow flag, commonly the gay pride flag and LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTI) pride.

The book features the personal experiences of 20 Christians from across the world, including Eastern Africa, the Caribbean, Poland, the Pacific and South America. All believe that their faith is not incompatible with either being LGBT, or accepting LGBT people.

The book is also available in Spanish. This chapter explores current activism and debates on the discourse of gender within the WPS agenda. To do so, the convergence of women’s and LGBTI rights organizing in Iraq is explored.

The interpretation of gender under the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda is outdated, binary, and heteronormative. This narrow approach has overlooked the experiences of lesbians, bisexual women Author: Lisa Davis, Jessica Stern. Tunisian LGBTI rights activists can celebrate their success in organizing the country’s first Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival.

The New Arab reported: Tunisia’s first ever film festival celebrating LGBT communities opened on [Jan. 15] in defiance of the country’s laws that prohibit homosexuality. The four-day “Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival” will show twelve short and medium-length [ ]. Keeping in view the advantages of small grant money, we have developed a list of foundations and other types of donors that regularly offer small grants to NGOs around the world.

Some of these donor agencies have deadlines – so organizations have to carefully look at the dates before applying to them. The ''Denis Nzioka'' App is the first and only exclusive App in Kenya dedicated to 24 hours LGBTI and sex work news, information, videos, photos, resources, opportunities and so much more from Kenya, Africa and the : LGBTI and Sex Work Activist.

LGBTI Organizing in East Africa: The True Test for Human Rights Defenders. UAF-Africa. PDF Download. PDF Download. PDF Download. Klaaren J ().

Southern Africa: As Seen Through Sexuality, Mobility and Citizenship. African Sociological Review, 9(2): PDF Download. PDF Download. Klein, Thamar (). He was a trainee at RNF’s workshop on covering religion and sexual/gender minorities in sub-Saharan Africa and a speaker at our September panels in.

Africa and better understand how LGBTI groups are organizing to transform that reality, the Other Foundation commissioned studies of ten countries in southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and.

Rev. Kapya Kaoma. American Culture Warriors in Africa: A Guide to the Exporters of Homophobia and Sexism. Somerville, MA: Political Research Associates, Kaoma is an African, from Zambia. To start, he says about terminology that allies, especially in 5/5(1).

Even in South Africa, where LGBTI human rights are constitutionally protected, people feel socially isolated, are unwilling to come out, and women spoke of being homophobically raped.

The African Catholic bishops are widely seen as preventing the adoption of gay-positive statements during the recent Synod on the Family, citing cultural imperialism. If the present-day battle over LGBT rights in East Africa is largely a political one, its roots are in religion and the revival of fundamentalist Christian and Islamic principles.

“We are seeing a rise of fundamentalism,” explains Dr. Kapya Kaoma, researcher for the Boston-based policy advocacy group Political Research Associates (PRA). Anti-LGBT Groups Making Inroads Across East Africa.

This story is the first in a series by The GroundTruth Project on LGBT rights in East Africa, produced with support from the Galloway Family Foundation. NAIROBI, Kenya -- Two years after Ugandan legislators proposed a law that would condemn active gay people to death, a precedent is Author: The Groundtruth Project.

In this section, you can find information about LGBT people around the world. For specific regions, please see the sub-tabs for Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East, North America (Canada), and Oceania (includes Australia & New Zealand.).

Below is a list of resources that are worldwide in scope, or that compare the legal situations in more than one country Author: Stephanie Anayah. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, Amnesty International found that for some, discrimination is both justified in the name of religion, and religion itself is used as a vehicle to discriminate.

Many individuals, including LGBTI individuals, find deep personal meaning and strength in their religious faith. Our next read for book club is Tommy Orange's "There There", a novel focusing on the experience of the urban Native American.

Described as a "wondrous and shattering novel" that follows 12 individuals in Native American communities, this book should lead to an eye-opening and deep discussion, so we hope to see you there (whether it is online or at a venue in Münster).

Transgender history, in the broadest sense, includes examples of gender variance and gender nonconformity in cultures worldwide since ancient times. As this history is prior to the coining of the modern term "transgender", opinions of how to categorize these people and identities can vary.

LGBTI human rights defenders, however, expressed hope that, after the end of this dramatic political turmoil, an opportunity for holding debates on the rights of this group might become constructive and more substantial.

The Situation Before the Revolution. In Armenia, LGBTI relationships were decriminalized in Nathalie Etoke (CUNY) participated in a panel on the book The Economies of Queer Inclusion: Transnational Organizing for LGBTI Rights in Uganda, and Cyril Obi (African Peace Building Network, Social Science Research Council) cochaired the panel “Discourses That Make or Mar: Engaging History, Identity, and the Narratives of Violence and African.

C.E.O East Africa LGBTI Visual Artists, an organization that uses visual art to lobby for equal rights of sexual minorities in East Africa. He hopes to improve health amongst the LGBTI through art by advocating for safe sex and favorable conditions to access medical care. Anti-LGBT groups are making inroads across East Africa.

Now Mdivo’s group “is aggressively re-organizing its work in Kenya to erase the openings provided to LGBT and reproductive rights. If the present-day battle over LGBT rights in East Africa is largely a political one, its roots are in religion and the revival of fundamentalist Christian and Islamic principles.

The next section moves attention to the global context of the Latin American LGBTI rights challenge to transitional justice. GLOBAL LGBTI POLITICS While the four Latin American truth commissions spanning to and the upcoming Colombian commission demonstrate a growing attention to gender and sexual minorities, this development must be Cited by: 2.

The Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice International program is pushing for an end to violence against women and girls. First, and most importantly, we want to ensure that women and girls themselves are setting the agenda and leading in developing their own culturally appropriate and.

The events that followed would spark the modern LGBTI rights movement, inspiring the first LGBTI Pride parade down Christopher Street. Init was still illegal to be gay in most parts of the US.

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, nights out at places like the Stonewall Inn were the only times where they could openly be. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) travel to Kenya Considering Kenya’s long-established safari industry, its dynamic digital economy and its flourishing cultural scene, it is perhaps surprising that same-sex sexual relations are illegal in Kenya.The Lebanese authorities’ disruption of activities planned for Beirut Pride Week is an outrageous attempt to deny the human rights of LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today.

The authorities cancelled events within the program launched to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and briefly arrested Beirut Pride Week’s organizer Hadi Damien.So let me first thank the LGBTI working group, the Public Diplomacy Working Group, including my colleagues, Jeremy, Michael Hindi, both from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for organizing this panel.

We're also delighted to have our NSC colleague, Regina Waugh, here on hand to serve as moderator.

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