SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2019

The 2019 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer breaks with past tradition in focusing solely on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Measuring 100 indicators across seven themes, the Barometer is the first civil society shadow report on SADC’s new SRHR Strategy Score Card, ranking countries based on their performance, while offering detailed analysis and insights into […]

The law needs to change, we want to be free: The impact of laws criminalising same-sex relationships in Botswana

This report summarises various research studies on the impact of criminalisation of same-sex sexual acts on the lives of LGBT persons. It draws on the perspectives of LGBT persons to illustrate the impact of criminal laws. Decriminalising consensual adult same-sex sex is a human rights imperative, consistent with Botswana’s international human rights commitments. It is […]

Human Sexuality: The Genderbread Person

This pamphlet looks at gender and gender identity as well as sexual orientation and sexual practice. It contains definitions of terms and speaks to labels or groupings used to break down human sexuality for many people to understand.

December 12, 2019 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Blending HIV & SRHR: An integration toolkit

This toolkit contains sessions and modules on reproductive choices, child marriage, SRHR-HIV integration, adolescent and child sexuality as well as disability and sexuality. It also covers Sexual orientation and Gender identity (SOGI) with modules on sexual abuse and gender based violence, religion and abortion.

Gender Identity and Expression

Gender identity refers to a person’s deeply felt psychological identification as a man, woman, both or none, which may not always correspond to the person’s body or sex assigned at birth.

December 11, 2019 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

State of Women in SADC 2019 Report

According to the 2019 State of Women in SADC Barometer report the Southern Africa Gender and Development Index (SGDI) stood at 60%, just one percentage point higher than 2018. The SGDI is based on 39 indicators that include constitutions and laws; political participation; education; economic empowerment; sexual and reproductive health and rights; GBV; HIV and […]

Laws and Policies affecting Transgender Persons in Southern Africa

This booklet explores the laws and policies that could affect the rights of transgender persons in ten Southern African countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The booklet focuses on laws and policies in four thematic areas: legal recognition, employment laws, sexual and reproductive health, and the unlawful application […]

Pan Africa ILGA Annual Report 2017 – 2018

This is PAI’s second annual report, it offers an account and record of the activities of the organisation covering the period of 1 March 2017 through 28 February 2018. It has a been a period of immense growth following an initial period of institution building and consolidation. It reflects that, despite operating in an extremely challenging […]

December 11, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Pan Africa ILGA Annual Report 2016 – 2017

The Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (PAI) is the Africa regional affiliate of ILGA. PAI is a federation of 72 organisations in Africa working for human rights and equality for LGBTI people. The work of PAI seeks to improve human rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. In […]

December 11, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Zimbabwe: Gays living openly despite homophobia

Zimbabwe: Gays living openly despite homophobia

By Jeffrey Moyo Chitungwiza ,5 December- Just two years ago, they used to be met with violence and resentment. Now, 27-year old Lucy Mthombeni and her 19-year old lover, Trish Musoko- a lesbian couple, move freely about in Chitungwiza, a dormitory town 25 kilometers south-west of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital. Before the ouster of Zimbabwe’s […]