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“Our Rights, Our Voices Count” says LEGAL Liberia for LGBTQI Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities and individuals continue to be violated, criminalized, and discriminated against in many countries around the world by oppressive States, discriminatory laws and practices. It is people that drive these forces of discrimination, but it’s also people that drive powerful change. 


“Our Rights, Our Voices Count” says LEGAL Liberia for LGBTQI Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities and individuals continue to be violated, criminalized, and discriminated against in many countries around the world by oppressive States, discriminatory laws and practices. It is people that drive these forces of discrimination, but it’s also people that drive powerful change. 


“Our Rights, Our Voices Count” says LEGAL Liberia for LGBTQI Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities and individuals continue to be violated, criminalized, and discriminated against in many countries around the world by oppressive States, discriminatory laws and practices. It is people that drive these forces of discrimination, but it’s also people that drive powerful change. 


Women’s Day dampened by the murder of trans woman in South Africa

Although South African women remain a force to be reckoned with, it is a country plagued by high levels of gender based violence. The recent attack of a woman in a Johannesburg night club by the South African Deputy Minister of Education sparked controversy in the country and questions the political commitment to violence against women in South Africa.

Source: Transfeminists

Call for submissions: Media Award, Zimbabwe

Deadline: 31 October 2017

Gender and Media Connect is inviting entries from journalists in Zimbabwe working around print, broadcast, graphics and images (photojournalists and Cartoonists) for our inaugural 2017 "Gender and Media Awards". These awards will recognise both individuals and media houses that have worked towards improving gender equality and equity IN and THROUGH the media in Zimbabwe.

Source: Gender and Media Connect Read more

Support Justice Njoki Ndungu’s call to Judges to clarify abortion law in Kenya

TICAH, Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health, in Nairobi is kindly requesting signatures on their petition to call on Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga to support Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu’s call to the judges to clarify the clause in the Constitution on abortion in Kenya.

Source: Safe Abortion Womens Right Read more

What happens when an African Feminist dies?

Massan d’Almeida, a feminist organizer from Togo and the founding and outgoing Executive Director of ROFAF (AWID institutional member) tells stories about unpaid labour, dwindling resources, what happens when an African women human rights defender dies alone, and why it is important to dare and tell these stories.

What happens when an African Feminist dies?

Massan d’Almeida, a feminist organizer from Togo and the founding and outgoing Executive Director of ROFAF (AWID institutional member) tells stories about unpaid labour, dwindling resources, what happens when an African women human rights defender dies alone, and why it is important to dare and tell these stories.

What happens when an African Feminist dies?

Massan d’Almeida, a feminist organizer from Togo and the founding and outgoing Executive Director of ROFAF (AWID institutional member) tells stories about unpaid labour, dwindling resources, what happens when an African women human rights defender dies alone, and why it is important to dare and tell these stories.

Remembering a Warrior: Prudence Mabele

AWDF honors Prudence Mabele, South African activist who defended women living with HIV and others who could not always stand for themwelves.

Source: African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)