LGBTI

«Moi, gay et mes rêves pour mon île» : Par Christophe Karghoo

Comme 5-Plus s’est engagé à être le reflet de la société mauricienne, le sujet «Moi, gay et mes rêves pour mon île» avait tout à fait sa place dans notre édition du 19 mai dernier, dans une semaine où le monde célébrait la Journée internationale du vivre-ensemble, le 16 mai, et la Journée mondiale contre […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender & Media

Botswana: Success Capital-Dumisho Gatsha

Mr Gatsha is from Success Capital which is an NGO. They have launched a digital storytelling project that documents lived experiences of LGBTIQ+ youth, curates community led and affirmative narratives, and links grassroots experiences and policy makers. The objectives of the project are to document the human rights situation of LGBTIQ+ youth and to establish […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | LGBTI Programs: Protocol @ work

Diversidade Sexual, Inclusão das minorias sexuais

By: Graça Maria, 04-July-2019: A diversidade sexual ainda é um tabú a ser desmistificado dentro da sociedade moçambicana, facto que faz com que a media tenha um papel importante neste processo, difundindo informações que possam criar uma reflexão conjunta sobre a importância da inclusão das minorias sexuais. Durante dois dias, 27-28 de Junho passado, jornalistas […]

Botswana is a rainbow nation

Botswana is a rainbow nation

On Tuesday afternoon, 11th June 2019 the Botswana High Court made a ruling that caused a local, regional and international stir. Within minutes of the ruling which repealed Section 164, 165 and 167 of the Penal Code international news outlets such as CNN and the BBC had run with the story. LEGABIBO’s Caine Youngman suspects […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: News

Bots: Decriminalisation of homosexuality welcomed

Bots: Decriminalisation of homosexuality welcomed

Gaborone, 11 June: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance welcomes the bold move by Botswana’s high court to decriminalise homosexuality. This a landmark victory not only for Botswana but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where homosexuality is mostly not tolerated.  Speaking on the ruling Anna Mmolai-Chalmers, Chief Executive Officer of Lesbians, […]

Seychelles: Same sex couples seek right to adopt children

Seychelles: Same sex couples seek right to adopt children

By Julliete Dine Mahe, 11 May:  As a country who has signed multiple human rights conventions, Seychelles still holds reservations on the right of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Iintersex (LGBTI) community.  Same sex couples from this community seeks to adopt children but the current adoption law enacted in 1982 does not make provision […]

June 4, 2019 Themes: LGBTI | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

Johannesburg, 24 May: Please join Gender Links and the Gender Protocol Alliance partners for a cyber dialogue on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, on 28 May 2019. This day coincides with International Day of Menstrual Hygiene. The Gender Protocol Alliance under the banner #VoiceandChoice is rolling out Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights […]

Fight for LGBTIQ community’s rights resurface

Fight for LGBTIQ community’s rights resurface

By: Joseph Kayira Malawi: From Australia to Malawi issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTIQ) community could be the same. In Australia a deeply religious 30-year old rugby player Israel Folau, found himself in hot water over his anti-gay comments. He posted on social media that “hell awaits homosexuals”. It […]

May 13, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI | Reproductive health | Sex roles Programs: News | Perspective

Botswana: The People versus the LGBTIQ+: What comes first the law or people’s attitudes?

Botswana: The People versus the LGBTIQ+: What comes first the law or people’s attitudes?

By: Boitshepo Balozwi Gaborone, 10“To be honest,” she whispers, “I don’t think there will ever come a time when they will legalize it. Unless with some force from donor funding,” says Penelope Kamanga. Kamanga, is a gender reporter and correspondent with The Southern Times in Malawi and is referring to the decriminalisation of the Lesbian, […]

May 10, 2019 Themes: LGBTI | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

Mauritius: Sexual Diversity gets a boost at the UN Human Rights Council

Mauritius: Sexual Diversity gets a boost at the UN Human Rights Council

Video: Mauritius, UPR Report Consideration – 36th Meeting, 40th Regular Session Human Rights Council Synopsis For the first time, at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Mauritius received 14 recommendations from 13 countries, 4 advanced questions and 3 comments in favour of LGBT rights as human rights. This is in contrast to UPR cycles 1 & […]

May 4, 2019 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance