Several LGBTI+ and human rights organizations came together this week and released a joint press statement condemning the hate crimes that have been rocked South Africa over the last couple of months
It should be noted that despite the legalization of same sex marriages and civil union partnerships since November 2006, this exemption fosters discrimination based on sexual orientation that is against the law.
Phiwe Ngcengi is a transgender activist from South Africa, she is also one of the subjects wjhose story is shared in the book I Am, Therefore, We Are. The book, written and photographed by Kris Lyseggen and her husband Herb Schreier, introduces us to a new transfeminist movement in the Xhosain rural areas and townships of South Africa. Lyseggen and Schreier interviewed, filmed and photographed more than 20 transgender women from various townships, rural areas and cities in 2014 and 2015.
But ultimately, Hendricks sees a more inclusive future for his fellow faithful, and his Cape Town mosque may have started a trend. Since it opened, alternative places of worship have popped up with increasing frequency.
The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights(African Charter) and the Resolution #275 on Protection against Violence and other Human Rights Violations against Persons on the basis of their real or imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity respectively, call for members states to refrain from subjecting their citizens from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and to ensure timely investigation and prosecution of all perpetrators of violence against person based on the sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.