LGBTI

Museveni Signs Controversial NGO Bill

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a controversial bill that seeks to regulate non-governmental organisations in his country.

Adrian Jjuuko, a Ugandan human rights lawyer, wrote on his Twitter page last month that Museveni signed the Non-Governmental Organisations Act of 2015 on 30 January 2016.

In a similar vein, Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a Ugandan lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender advocacy group, warned that, “This law will make my work very difficult and outlaw the organisation I work for.

Group Commends Church on Same-Sex Marriages

Bishops welcome same-sex couples

Same-sex advocacy groups have applauded a decision by Anglican bishops from across Southern Africa to welcome gay and lesbian couples into congregations as full church members.

The Triangle Project, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people rights (LGBTI) organisation, welcomed the decision, saying that, “While this is a first step, any step which moves towards inclusion and tackling the stigma against LGBTI people should be welcomed...”

IAM: Regional Process Co-ordinator

At IAM, we believe that religious fundamentalism, the evil of patriarchy, ignorance around the full diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expressions, in combination with a lack of exposure to diverse interpretations of sacred texts and the lived realities of sexual minorities, stand in the way of true democracy and the full realisation of human rights for all people in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Designing and Implementing Social Protection Systems Course

The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), together with the UNU_MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) are delighted to offer the Designing and Implementing Social Protection Systems Course from 1 - 12 July 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.  This innovative and prestigious two-week programme provides participants from across the globe with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the design and implementation of social protection programmes. 

Gender DynamiX: Advocacy Coordinator

Gender DynamiX is a nonprofit organisation working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people on a national level. The organisation also provides assistance and referrals in terms of trans health, mental health and legal information.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint an Advocacy Coordinator based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will conceptualise and implement the organisation’s advocacy projects.

 Responsibilities:

Call for Applications: Board Membership

Gender DynamiX is an organisation based in Cape Town with a national coverage. It advocates for the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming persons within and beyond the borders of South Africa.

Gender DynamiX is calling for applications from individuals with non-governmental organisation (NGO) experience to apply and board experience will be an advantage.

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Head of Communications and Development

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.

AMSHeR seeks to appoint a Head of Communications and Development, based in Johannesburg.

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