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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

Call for Contributions: Q-zine’s Issue on African visual arts

Deadline: 10 September 2017

For their 15th issue, Q-zine invites visual artists from Africa and the African diaspora to share work that speaks to or about the queer experience in the broadest sense of the term. Any work that explores questions of identity, community, belonging, authenticity, modernity, sexuality, gender, and difference is welcome !

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Call for Contributions: Q-zine’s Issue on African visual arts

Deadline: 10 September 2017

For their 15th issue, Q-zine invites visual artists from Africa and the African diaspora to share work that speaks to or about the queer experience in the broadest sense of the term. Any work that explores questions of identity, community, belonging, authenticity, modernity, sexuality, gender, and difference is welcome !

Source: Q-zine Read more

"This is a war": Inside the global "pro-family" movement against abortion and LGBT rights

At a recent summit in Budapest, anti-abortion celebrities and anti-gay rights activists gathered with their political allies waging a ‘spiritual war’ for the ‘traditional family.’

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Intersections: The politicisation of religion and sexual and reproductive health and rights

The world is seeing a resurgence of religious extremism at national, regional, and global levels, which renews the threat to many of the rights that would be achieved and concretised such as equality of women, of citizens who belong to ethnic and religious minorities, and of sexual minorities.

One major way to end the global rape epidemic: through laws

This June, at the Council’s next session, countries will be holding their “annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women.” Equality Now calls on all governments to meet their obligations and live up to their commitments to make gender equality a reality by improving their laws on sexual violence and ensuring victims get justice.

Source: PassBlue

What to Expect at HRC35

The 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from the 6th to the 24th of June 2017. Find below information about anticipated sexual rights-related resolutions, panels and reports, and parallel events taking place during the 35th session.

Source: Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI)

Human Rights Council | Key issues on agenda at 35th session in June

A preview of key issues on the agenda of the upcoming 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council, from 6 - 23 June 2017 in Geneva.

Source: The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)