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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

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

Cette boîte à outils présente des étapes concrètes pour la mise en place de politiques contrer la discrimination liée à l’identité et à l’expression de genre, ainsi que des stratégies pour la création de milieux propices à l’affirmation de soi pour les personnes trans ou de genre non conforme.

HRC35 | Highlights of the Trans Advocacy Week

Sixteen trans and gender diverse activists from fifteen countries across all regions of the world participated in the first Trans Advocacy Week at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Source: ARC international

Legal recognition of transgender people in Turkey: will the court seize the historic opportunity?

A couple of months ago, a local court judge in Edirne filed a plea to the Court of Constitution of Turkey to revoke the compulsory sterilization requirement for the recognition of transgender people.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

GATE calls for the elimination of gradualist approaches to the eradication of torture

On the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, GATE reaffirms its full commitment with the prevention and eradications of all forms of ill-treatment and torture taking place in healthcare settings, including those affecting intersex, and gender diverse and trans people.

Source: Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)

Queer visual activism in South Africa

Sandisiwe comes from a lineage of Black queer South African artists, who have documented the joy, pain, and beauty of their communities. In a national context where they face femicides and the targeted rape of lesbians, self-exploration is tantamount to resistance. Here, Sandisiwe describes her foray into visual activism, her aspirations, and ongoing book project.

Source: AWID

Queer visual activism in South Africa

Sandisiwe comes from a lineage of Black queer South African artists, who have documented the joy, pain, and beauty of their communities. In a national context where they face femicides and the targeted rape of lesbians, self-exploration is tantamount to resistance. Here, Sandisiwe describes her foray into visual activism, her aspirations, and ongoing book project.

Source: AWID

Queer visual activism in South Africa

Sandisiwe comes from a lineage of Black queer South African artists, who have documented the joy, pain, and beauty of their communities. In a national context where they face femicides and the targeted rape of lesbians, self-exploration is tantamount to resistance. Here, Sandisiwe describes her foray into visual activism, her aspirations, and ongoing book project.

Source: AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID

Justice denied for Kemal Ördek in Turkey

On 24 May 2017, the divisional court in Ankara overturned a conviction for sexual assault of human rights defender, Kemal Ördek. Instead the three perpetrators were sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment for the charge of ‘aggravated burglary.’ The man previously convicted and sentenced for the sexual assault was acquitted.

Source: AWID