Speaking to EWN the Gauteng department of education said they have met with both the school and the family of the learner. Spokesperson Steve Mabona said a thorough investigation is now in full swing to find out what happened. “There are allegations which we are ready to continue to investigate as a department. We will make sure we investigate those allegations and report at a later stage on the outcome thereof.’’
Daisy Nakato, the National Coordinator UNESO, an umbrella network for sex workers said, “As sex worker living positively, MARPI gave me hope. I went to MARPI when I was depressed due to the stigma I was facing at other health facilities. I am now a mother to two healthy children something I did not think possible for someone of my status. I am not an isolated case; this is the tale of every sex worker who has ever come to MARPI.”
Human Rights protection in East Africa especially for minorities has always been at a record low; sexual and gender minorities receiving the last or no part of the stick. The basis for the lack of protection of sexual and gender minorities is rooted in post colonial fueled homophobia with claims that sexual and gender minorities […]
The four organizations in partnership launched the #QueeringTheBallot situation room on Friday, 5th August, 2022, whose major roles will be rapid response in terms of security issues, deal with any press conferences that may arise and an information sharing center. An online poll ran by INEND in June this year to find out if registered queer Kenyans were going to vote or not and what were the reasons. Most queer Kenyans stood by the grounds to not vote because they felt like as queer Kenyans the state couldn’t care less about their existence. Post the elections INEND and her partners intends to carry out another poll to assess the impact of the #QueeringTheBallot campaign and if more queer Kenyans changed their minds and participated in the elections.
On Thursday, 4th August, 2022 the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Ethics and Intergrity made their expectations of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) during a meeting the aspirants had with the forum at Parliament house. Top of that list was to ensure they challenge the Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill, 2017.
Sexual and gender minorities are left out of all services mandated by the constitution as rights of Ugandans; with the halt of SMUG operations, we are afraid this is the beginning of a really terrible dominos game where there will be an extinction of organizations providing services to our community. We are afraid of further marginalization of an already marginalized community.