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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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Real Women and Real Lesbians: Discourses of Heteronormativity amongst a Group of Lesbians
This article contemplates the effects of heteronormativity on lesbian women’s identities in post-apartheid South Africa.
Author: Angela Ochse
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 11 October 2013
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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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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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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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Sexual Violence against Lesbian Women in South Africa
An investigation into violence against women, with a particular focus on lesbian women, including analysis of causes of violence.
Author: Ines Gontek
Created: 2009
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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Psychological Sequelae of Hate Crime Victimization among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults
This article looks at the effects of hate crimes, victimisation and violence on gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, and considers how the failings of the criminal justice system add to these problems.
Author: Gregory M. Herek, J. Ray Gillis & Jeanie C. Cogan
Created: 1999
Country USA
Added: 08 October 2013
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Hate Crimes against Gay and Lesbian People in Gauteng: Prevalence, Consequences and Contributing Factors
A report focusing on the experiences of violence and discrimination by LGBTI people in Gauteng Province.
Author: Helen Wells & Louise Polders
Created: 2007
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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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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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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Tackling corrective rape in South Africa: the engagement between the LGBT CSOs and the NHRIs (CGE and SAHRC) and its role
Author: Luis Abolafia Anguita
Created: 2010
Added: 09 December 2013
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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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Violence against Lesbians and LGBTI Rights in Africa
A resolution passed by the European Parliament on combating and addressing violence against LGBTI people, especially lesbian women, in light of the increasing levels of rape and assault in Africa.
Created: 2012
Country Belgium
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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Factors Affecting Vulnerability to Depression among Gay Men and Lesbian Women in Gauteng, South Africa
A study that considers the leading causes of depression among LGBTI people and the effects of depression on individuals.
Author: Louise A. Polders, Juan A. Nel, Piet Kruger & Helen L. Wells
Created: 2008
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Sometimes X, Sometimes Y (Always Me): An Anthology of Lesbian Writing from South Africa
An anthology of poetry and other written works by lesbian women.
Created: 2006
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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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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