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Gay Festival to Create Awareness - NGO

On a Valentine week, the University of Botswana is this week running a film festival, ‘Batho BaLorato Film Festival’ on the thorny issue of same sex relationships.

The organisers, Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), a NGO, says the film festival does not seek to promote homosexuality, but rather seeks to create awareness and promote botho, respect, tolerance, compassion and appreciation between human beings.

UN Women: Consultant to Review the 2012 UN Trust Fund Call for Proposals

The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (“UN Trust Fund”) was established through UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund is a leading global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world.

Govt Puts LGBTI Issues on 16 Days Agenda

At a seminar on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, Gauteng Community Safety MEC, Faith Mazibuko, included the gay and lesbian community in the agenda of the campaign.

Mazibuko says while the provincial government remains concerned about the high incidence of violence against women, children and vulnerable people, including the elderly, the concern should be extended to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

Malawi Suspends Anti-Gay Laws

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Malawian government’s decision to suspend enforcement of laws that criminalise consensual same-sex conduct is the right thing to do, and should serve as an inspiration to other countries that criminalise homosexuality.

“Malawi has taken a bold step forward, putting respect for its own constitutional guarantees of equality front and centre,” explains Tiseke Kasambala, Africa advocacy director at HRW.

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Health Advocacy Manager

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of 15 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex [LGBTI] and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) led organisations in 13 African countries. Founded in 2009, AMSHeR works to increase the protection of the sexual and health rights of gay men and other MSM, strengthen the capacity of member organisations, contribute to the development of effective HIV programming and facilitate research on gay men and other MSM.

Triangle Project: Director

Triangle Project is a nonprofit organisation based in Cape Town that focuses on the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI). The organisation’s main areas of operation are the provision of health services, community development, public education and advocacy.

Triangle Project seeks to appoint a Director, based in Cape Town.

The Director will report to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the consistent achievement of the organisation’s mission, strategic objectives and financial sustainability.

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Triangle Project: Advocacy and Lobbying Coordinator

Triangle Project is a nonprofit organisation based in Cape Town that focuses on the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI). The organisation’s main areas of operation are the provision of health services, community development, public education and advocacy.

Triangle Project seeks to appoint an Advocacy and Lobbying Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

The person will coordinate an initial fixed term contract of six months to take forward an urgent existing portfolio of work in relation to law and policy review, reform and development.

Gay and Lesbian Network: Programme Coordinator

The Gay and Lesbian Network is a young and dynamic NGO working towards creating positive change in the wellbeing of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex LGBTI community in Pietermaritzburg and the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

The Gay and Lesbian Network seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator for its Enabling Environment programme, based in  KwaZulu-Natal.

This is a one-year, fixed-term contract position.

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Thousands Participate in Gay March

Thousands of pink umbrellas lined the streets at the Joburg Pride march, which was aimed at highlighting the deteriorating human rights landscape for lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Despite the fact that thousands of LGBTI people and heterosexuals came together to celebrate Joburg Pride Day 2012 at the Zoo Lake, the country should invest in educating people around LGBTI issues.

Uganda Making Life Tough for Rights Activists

Maria Burnett, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, says she interviewed hundreds of victims and witnesses of human rights abuses in Uganda, but was surprised at the fear she heard recently when she met with activists in that country.

Writing in her personal capacity, Burnett, points out that if you preach human rights, you are labelled ‘anti-development’, ‘an economic saboteur’ and so on.          

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