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Equality is Everyone's Business: Eliminating Homophobia and Transphobia in South African Workplaces
Created: 2015
Country South Africa
Added: 15 May 2015
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THE STATUS AND ROLE OF LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA AS A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMORACY: SOME EXPLORATORY OBSERVATIONS
Author: L du Plessis
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 24 April 2014
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DIP ME IN CHOCOLATE AND THROW ME TO THE LESBIANS: Homophobic hate crimes, the state and civil society.
This article describes some of the shortcomings in the prosecution of a homophobic hate crime as well as a non-governmental organisation’s attempt to influence the sentencing of the perpetrators.
Author: Kerry Williams
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 25 March 2014
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The Women’s Movement and Lesbian and Gay Struggles in South Africa
A critique of the feminist movements failure to address and prioritise lesbian issues, as well as issues relating to the broader LGBTI community. The writer also identifies South African law and patriarchy as contributing factors to violence.
Author: Mary Hames
Created: 2003
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Guns and Roses: Advocacy in an Emerging Democracy
A comparative analysis of two successful South African advocacy campaigns: the Gun Free Campaign and the same-sex marriage campaign. The article provides insights for future advocacy campaigns in emerging constitutional democracies.
Author: Marian Nell & Janet Shapiro
Created: 2009
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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The Lies We Have Been Told: On (Homo)Sexuality in Africa
This paper explores homophobia on the African continent, particularly the way homophobic attitudes and behaviours are both sanctioned by and used to reinforce patriarchy.
Author: Thabo Msibi
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Sex and Sexuality for All: Handbook for Training Service Providers on Integrating LGBTI Issues into HIV and GBV Prevention
A guide for service providers and others connected to the LGBTI community. The toolkit speaks directly to issues of HIV prevention and gender-based violence.
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Understanding and Responding to Hate Crime
A presentation on definitions of hate crimes and the need to prioritise these crimes in the national agenda.
Author: Juan A. Nel
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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How to Respond to Rape and Other Gender-based Violence: A Guide for Survivors and Activists
An information guide on gender-based violence, covering protective measures and related services for rape and sexual assault survivors.
Created: 2012
Added: 08 October 2013
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Forbidden: Institutionalizing Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians in Burundi
The report provides personal testimonies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of Burundi who have been subjected to violence, often at the hands of public officials.
Created: 2009
Added: 07 October 2013
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Are Our Workplaces Safe and Supportive? Real-life Experiences of Lesbian, Bisexual and Gender-nonconforming Women
Author: Nina Benjamin, Nosipho Twala & Finn Reygan
Created: 2015
Country South Africa
Added: 15 May 2015
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Hate Crimes:the rise of corrective rape in South Africa
This Action Aid report describes some of the most shocking instances of violence, which include corrective rape.
Author: Andrew Martin, Annie Kelly, Laura Turquet and Stephanie Ross.
Created: 2009
Country South Africa
Added: 15 April 2014
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What’s in a Name? Language, Identity and the Politics of Resistance
A collection of presentations from a gathering of feminist, gender and LGBTI activists. This conference looked at the language used to articulate violence against women and the LGBTI community, particularly the highly contentious term ‘corrective rape
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 11 October 2013
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Resilience amidst Adversity: Being Gay and African in the New Century
An overview of the contemporary experiences of LGBTI people in Africa, particularly their vulnerable position in most country contexts.
Author: Marian Nell & Janet Shapiro
Created: 2013
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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A Meeting of Queer Minds: Report on a Retreat of LGBTI Leaders and Activists from the Republic of Ireland and South Africa
A report from a dialogue between leadership and activists from Irish and South African LGBTI organisations. The exercise found that LGBTI communities were politically marginal in terms of access to human and socio-economic rights.
Author: Karen Martin
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Gender-based Violence in South Africa: Interview with Bernedette Muthien
An interview with gender activist Bernedette Muthien on gender-based violence and activism.
Author: Anitha Schall
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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The Country We Want to Live In: Hate Crimes and Homophobia in the Lives of Black Lesbian South Africans
A book on the social realities under which violence against women happens. Causes, solutions and activist interventions are primary themes.
Author: Nhlanhla Mkhize, Jane Bennet, Vasu Reddy & Relebohile Moletsane
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Piloting the Hate and Bias Crime Monitoring Form in South Africa: Preliminary Findings
A press release from the Hate Crimes Working Group that calls for monitoring of prevalence rates, data collection, training of law enforcement officers and improved legislation.
Created: 2013
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Sixteen Days of Activism – Gender and Climate Justice: Making the Links
A Gender Links report on the 16 Days of Activism in 2011, particularly their efforts to position gender-based violence as global issue at the UN’s COP 17 in Durban.
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Curtailing Criticism: Intimidation and Obstruction of Civil Society in Uganda
The study investigates intimidation against Ugandan NGOs (including LGBTI organisations), how such incidents affect service delivery and other impacts.
Created: 2012
Added: 07 October 2013
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