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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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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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Transgender Violence and HIV
A presentation on the difficulties faced by transgender people in accessing HIV treatment and related services, linked to the social stigma against transgender individuals.
Author: He-Jin Kim
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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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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Towards the ‘Good Society’: Healthcare Provision for Victims of Hate Crime from Periphery to Centre Stage
This study sets out the reasons why hate crime as a reporting and sentencing category is not a privilege, but rather paramount for ensuring a better life for all South Africans, regardless of sexual orientation.
Author: Juan A. Nel
Created: 2007
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Understanding the Challenges Facing Gay and Lesbian South Africans
Commissioned by OUT LGBT-Wellbeing, this booklet provides advice and guidelines for better service provision for LGBTI individuals, with particular focus on service providers in the public sphere.
Created: 2006
Country South Africa
Added: 09 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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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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Exploring Homophobic Victimisation in Gauteng, South Africa: Issues, Impacts and Responses
This report juxtaposes the rights enshrined in the South African Constitution with the everyday reality for sexual minorities, thus drawing attention to the justice system's failure to protect LGBTI persons.
Author: Melanie Judge & Juan A. Nel
Created: 2008
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Levels of Empowerment among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
An investigation into the levels of social and economic empowerment of lesbian women and gay men in the Durban area.
Author: Helen Wells
Created: 2006
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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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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Lesbian Violence Explored
A look at violence as experienced by lesbian women in South Africa. The article also considers the agents involved in perpetrating and, potentially, solving this issue.
Author: Nitasha Moothoo-Padayachie
Created: 2004
Country South Africa
Added: 11 October 2013
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South African LGBTI Youth
This report looks at the needs of LGBTI youth from an organisational and service-delivery perspective.
Author: A.H Butler & G. Astbury
Created: 2005
Country South Africa
Added: 11 October 2013
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An Exploratory Study of the Social Contexts, Practices and Risks of Men who Sell Sex in Southern and Eastern Africa
A report on the sexual practices of male and transgender sex workers, whose clients are male. The investigation was on exposure to HIV and other risks, and was conducted in southern and eastern Africa.
Author: Paul Bryce & Gordon Isaacs
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Correcting ‘Corrective Rape’: Carmichele and Developing South Africa’s Affirmative Obligations to Prevent Violence against Women
This article calls for the state and criminal justice system to play a more active role in addressing physical and sexual violence against lesbians.
Author: Lorenzo di Silvio
Created: 2011
Country USA
Added: 09 October 2013
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Learners’ Aggression towards Learners Perceived as Having a Homosexual Orientation in an Independent Secondary School Environment
A study on homophobia and discriminatory behaviours among Grade 11 learners at a South African high school.
Author: Hendrik Petrus Mostert
Created: 2008
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Protection of Forced Refugees & Migrants (A Special Edition of Forced Migration Review)
A collection of articles exploring the challenges and issues experienced by LGBTI Refugees & Migrants and refugees in different parts of the world.
Author: Marion Couldrey & Maurice Herson (eds)
Created: 2013
Country England
Added: 09 October 2013
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Discriminatory Laws and Practices and Acts of Violence against Individuals Based on their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
A request by the Human Rights Council for a UN study on discriminatory laws and practices as well as acts of violence against LGBTI people.
Created: 2011
Country USA
Added: 08 October 2013
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Summary Report on Levels and Trends of Hate Victimisation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Persons in the Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape Provinces, South Africa
A summary of three reports that looked at hate victimisation against LGBTI groups in three key locations in South Africa.
Created: 2007
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Experiences and Dimensions of Power: Discussions with Lesbian Women
This report explores lesbian women’s direct experiences of discrimination as well as reasons why victims of violence often don’t report such incidents.
Author: Helen Wells, Toni Kruger & Melanie Judge
Created: 2006
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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