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LGBTI

  • Ban on Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Welcomed

    The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the decision of Uganda's Constitutional Court to strike down a law banning the promotion of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment.
     
    The anti-gay legislation was deemed null and void by the court on the technicality that it was not passed by a required parliamentary quorum.
     
    On the substance of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, there was no ruling from this court that struck down the law because not enough lawmakers had been present to vote on the bill, that aside, the decision was welcomed by UNAIDS executive director, Michel Sedibe, who called it a great day for social justice and where the rule of law had prevailed.
     
    To read the article titled, “UNAIDS welcomes Uganda anti-gay law ban,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • No Gay Rights' Echos State - Minister

    Zambia has reiterated its position not to recognise gay rights, saying that ‘gaysm’ runs counter to the country’s culture and is an affront to the Constitution which recognises the country as a Christian Nation.

    The country’s foreign affairs deputy minister, Gabriel Namulambe, who also urged foreign missions accredited to Zambia to respect the views of the country about gay rights, says the country will abide by Christian values.

    "I want to make it very clear here that as Government, we have the Constitution to protect and in the preamble of our Constitution, Zambia is a Christian Nation and as such we live by the Christian values and we will not be able to recognise gay rights," he explained.

    To read the article titled, “No Gay Rights' Echos State,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Police: AIDS Project Pays Men to be Gay

    According to a newspaper report, Ugandan police are accusing a United States-funded AIDS project for paying young men to become homosexuals.

    The Daily Monitor quotes police as saying that the Walter Reed Project, which provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, had been ‘infiltrated’ by officers and was found to be recruiting gays.

    The statement further states that, “Police deployed crime intelligence officers to verify the claims, by infiltrating the project. Two officers undertook the assignment and were registered for training by the non-governmental organisation and found out that the trainees were being shown videos of men engaging in homosexual activity.”

    To read the article titled, “Uganda police accuse HIV/AIDS project of gay ‘recruitment’,” click here.

    Source: 
    The Citizen
  • Gays Divided Over HIV Prevention Drug

    A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

    Many doctors and activists see immense promise for such preventive use of Truvada, and are campaigning to raise awareness of it as a crucial step toward reducing new HIV infections, which now total about 50 000 a year in the United States.

    Despite mounting evidence of Truvada's effectiveness, other argue that such efforts are reckless, tempting some condom users to abandon that layer of protection and exposing them to an array of other sexually transmitted infections aside from HIV.

    To read the article titled, “Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug,” click here.

    Source: 
    Sowetan Live
  • Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Challenged

    Gay rights activists in Uganda filed a legal petition against the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act, which calls for tougher penalties against gay persons. 
            
    The new law strengthens existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.
            
    The legislation criminalises lesbianism for the first time and makes it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. 
             
    In the same vein, gay rights activist and lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, says the new law contravenes Uganda's constitution. 
     
    To read the article titled, “Activists determined to overturn Uganda anti-gay law,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • SA Seeks Clarity on LGBTI Rights

    The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says government has noted the recent global issues on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and intersexuals (LGBTI).

    On 24 February 2014, a Zambian court reportedly freed a rights activist arrested last year for publicly advocating gay rights.

    On 25 February 2014, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, signed off an anti-gay bill - which states that first-time ‘offenders’ could be jailed for up to 14 years while repeat offenders could face life imprisonment - which would see gays imprisoned.

    To read the article titled, “SA seeking clarity on LGBT rights in other countries,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • Gay and Lesbian Network: Senior Outreach Coordinator

    Gay and Lesbian Network
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, January 7, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    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 Senior Outreach Coordinator, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

    Responsibilities;
    • Development, coordination and implementation of the Network’s outreach programme;
    • Raising awareness and extending the reach of the programme;
    • Research and resource material development;
    • Identify key strategic external stakeholders who could benefit from the programme;
    • Coordinate, train and mentor volunteer trainers and facilitators;
    • Manage staff, volunteers and budget.
    Requirements:
    • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent in community development;
    • Two years working experience at community level;
    • Excellent communication, presentation, research and report writing skills;
    • Knowledge of the NGO sector and experience working with diverse people and organisations;
    • Commitment to the LGBTI sector;
    • Ability to work well under pressure and within a small team environment;
    • Ability to network with key external partners in mainstreaming the Network’s trainings;
    • Computer literate;
    • Proficiency in English and isiZulu preferred.
    To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter to director@gaylesbiankzn.org or fax to: 086 508 2203.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Gay and Lesbian Network, refer to www.gaylesbiankzn.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Executive Director

    African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR]
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR], one of Africa's biggest coalitions for the health and human rights of men who have sex with men/lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [MSM/LGBT] persons, is looking for a new Finance Manager.

    AMSHeR is a coalition of LGBT organisations formed to provide a response to the grave human rights violations faced by LGBT people and the disproportionate way in which HIV affects men who have sex with men (MSM) on the continent.

    AMSHeR works through advocacy, information sharing, coalition building, networking, and exchanging advocacy tools and strategies within other movements including those that fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and HIV/AIDS status primarily in Africa but also around the world.

    AMSHeR seeks to appoint a Executive Director (ED), based in Johannesburg.

    The ED heads up the Secretariat, providing effective and visionary leadership to enhance AMSHeR’s regional role through fostering national, regional and international collaborative partnerships, leading the building of AMSHeR as the authoritative voice for African men in the MSM and LBGT sector. Specific responsibilities include leading organisational strategy development and review, engaging as a thought leader and strategic partner with relevant regional, national and international bodies, leading, guiding and ensuring reporting on all operational delivery including all programmes, finance, resource mobilisation, compliance and risk management, and supporting the process of enhancing membership capacity.

    Suitably qualified candidates should have deep experience and knowledge of the MSM and the LGBT sector, related health sector issues facing key populations, and the development sector generally. The candidate should understand and support good governance processes in order to work effectively with the AMSHeR Board, and should be able to manage and optimize a dynamic senior team. The candidate should be comfortable engaging with senior government officials and ministers, and international representatives at forums such as the African Commission and the UN. Experience in advocacy and human rights work is important. The candidate should be a dynamic and charismatic leader who is recognized as an authority and is able to influence and drive the MSM and SOGI agendas effectively in the face of African countries’ opposition. AMSHeR works all over Africa and fluency in French would be a significant advantage.

    Requirements:
    • Postgrad degree in development, public health or equivalent, ideally a post grad qualification in Business Management, Commerce or Finance. Minimum of 10-12 years managerial experience, at least four at a senior level, preferably in HIV/AIDS, the MSM/LBGTI or development sector;
    Knowledge of:
    • MSM sector trends HIV sector trends;
    • Audit and asset management;
    • Board and committees;
    • Budget/procurement management;
    • Compliance (incl. King III);
    • Delegations of authority employment Equity ActHR & Financial management systems;
    • Internal Audit/internal controls;
    • Labour relations Act;
    • Risk management and system;
    • Donors/sector stakeholders/Subject matter experts AMSHeR donor agreements;
    • AMSHeR strategic plan;
    • AMSHeR programmes and projects;
    • Strategy management, system and process.
    Skills and attributes:
    • Analysis and interpretation coaching and mentoring communication – verbal and written;
    • Conflict and performance management;
    • Information systems management judgement and decision making;
    • Meetings management;
    • Monitoring and evaluation;
    • Planning and prioritising;
    • Policy and procedure management;
    • Quality management and relationship management;
    • Report writing;
    • Resources mobilisation and management.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivating letter which explains the exceptional skills held, a list of current referees, and any endorsements to Ingrid Obery at ingrid@amsher.net

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about African Men for Sexual Health and Rights, refer to www.amsher.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • African Men for Sexual Health and Rights: Finance Manager

    African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR]
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR], one of Africa's biggest coalitions for the health and human rights of men who have sex with men/lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [MSM/LGBT] persons, is looking for a new Finance Manager.

    AMSHeR is a coalition of LGBT organisations formed to provide a response to the grave human rights violations faced by LGBT people and the disproportionate way in which HIV affects men who have sex with men (MSM) on the continent

    AMSHeR works through advocacy, information sharing, coalition building, networking, and exchanging advocacy tools and strategies within other movements including those that fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and HIV/AIDS status primarily in Africa but also around the world.

    AMSHeR seeks to appoint a Finance Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The Finance Manager is responsible for running the organisation’s finances and financial reporting. Specific responsibilities include implementation of financial policies, and procedures, and financial advisory support to strategy development processes. The Finance Manager would undertake general accounting work, ensure financial compliance, manage financial reporting, manage sub-granting processes and support audit preparation. This post also includes contributing to resource mobilisation activities, and supporting company secretary functions.

    Suitably qualified candidates should have experience in a middle level financial management. This should include extensive work on using and running financial systems, ensuring compliance, maintaining accurate records and reporting against general good accounting practice. Experience with complex project based finances is necessary, including multiple reporting requirements. Knowledge of company secretarial functions is an added benefit, and knowledge of the donor environment is essential. Experience in managing grant-making activities and non-profit sector resource mobilisation would be a distinct advantage. Some experience of in the HIV/AIDS and MSM and LBGTI sectors or development sector would be an advantage. The post is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Requirements:
    • BCom or equivalent degree/experience;
    Knowledge of
    • Sector trends and asset management;
    • Budget and procurement processes;
    • Compliance (incl King III);
    • Donors/sector stakeholders;
    • Employment Equity Act;
    • Good practice in grant management and administration/GAAP;
    • Accounting systems and processes;
    • Internal audit/Internal controls;
    • Best Practice financial management systems;
    • MSM and LBGTI stakeholders;
    • Labour relations Act;
    • Risk management systems;
    • AMSHeR donor agreements;
    • AMSHeR strategic plan/workplans.
    Skills and attributes
    • Pastel, Microsoft Office Suite;
    • High level numeracy and numerical reasoning;
    • Capacity management;
    • Compliance management;
    • Information systems management;
    • Judgement and decision making Communication – written and verbal;
    • Problem solving and quality management;
    • Resources management;
    • Monitoring and controlling;
    • Performance management;
    • Planning and prioritising;
    • Policy and procedure management;
    • Analysis and interpretation.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivating letter which explains the exceptional skills held, a list of current referees, and any endorsements to Ingrid Obery at ingrid@amsher.net.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about African Men for Sexual Health and Rights, refer to www.amsher.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Gay and Lesbian Network: Project Coordinator

    Gay and Lesbian Network
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Gay and Lesbian Network ensures optimum commitment and services for the upliftment and recognition of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) community in KwaZulu-Natal through creative programmes that foster equality, resxpect and acceptance.

    The Gay and Lesbian Network seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator for the Creating Enabling Environment Programme, based in Pietermaritzburg.

    Requirements:
    • Matric/Grade 12, an appropriate diploma/degree would be advantageous;
    • One year proven track record in the NGO sector;
    • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
    • Organisational and planning skills;
    • Effective communication abilities - verbal and written;
    • Ability build and reatin relationships with key stakeholders, structures and leaders;
    • Proven report wrting experience;
    • Very good computer literacy;
    • Competent in both English and isiZulu languages - written and verbal;
    • Accountability of cash;
    • Ability to work effectively with various race/gender/sexual orientation groups;
    • Proven budgetary skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure;
    • Knowledge of South African Constituion and has a network of partners for the programme;
    • Honest and relaible.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter with three tracable references to Anthony Waldhausen at director@gaylesbiankzn.org or fax to 086 508 2203 or drop of at the Network's office 187A Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Enquiries: Tel: 033 342 6165.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    For more about the Gay and Lesbian Network, refer to www.gaylesbiankzn.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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