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LGBTQI and Women’s Groups Cancel IDAHOT Event over Threats
“Your event is against Islam and Indonesia’s constitution. We demand that you cancel the event, if not, we will.” – Anonymous SMS Sender For the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) celebration on…
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Sex Workers’ Rights are Women’s Rights
Written by Wala Nalungwe, a young Zambian feminist activist who is also the Coordinator for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Project at JASS partner organisation, Youth Vision Zambia. “Would you fight for the rights of…
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Days of Learning: You think I can’t dance? Watch me!
From 16th – 18th April, I joined over 300 participants from all over Southeast Asia and South Asia and beyond at CREA’s Count Me In! Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Count Me In! focuses on marginalized…
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Through the Looking Glass Latin America
Latin America, Same-Sex Marriage, and Separation of Church and State The recent decision by Mexico’s Supreme Court to uphold a law passed late last year allowing married, same-sex couples in Mexico City to adopt children…
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No longer Invisible
Written by Miles Tanhira, Information & Communications Officer at GALZ, Zimbabwe Therefore i will not keep silent.I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, i will complain in the bitterness of my soul (JOB 7…
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NEWS FROM UGANDA
Cabinet debates homosexuality draft law http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/707661 By Barbara Among THE Cabinet has debated the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill now before parliament and agreed to amend it. In a heated meeting yesterday, chaired by the second deputy…
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Crossing the Line in Malawi
Tonight we decided to chill – candles, blankets, drinks, chips; creating the kind of accommodating and comfortable atmosphere that would allow the us to engage effectively with issues that are regarded as very personal, reflective,…
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Mobilizing against Homophobic Legislation in Uganda
Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill is generating outrage among African human rights advocates. A strong argument comes from Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe, Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika and author of a chapter in JASS’ collection Women…
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An Ode to an Activist – Keith Goddard
By Millcent Tanhira (GALZ) A small stature, a giant voice, a powerful spiritHow best can I describe you, words fail me.Your wit, intelligence and determinationAmidst all the struggle and condemnationWith the stubbornness of a horse,…
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Prejudices
I was looking forward to a restful Easter, when on the eve of Good Friday I went into a meeting where I thought I would be in a safe space. This was a feedback meeting…
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Diversity of Feminisms at the XI Latin American and Carribean Feminist Encuentro
Over a thousand women from all over Latin America and the Carribean have gathered for the XI Feminist Encuentro in Mexico City. The debates have been lively, the ideas and questions brought up in the…
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Be sporty, healthy and fun feminist!
By Kamilia Manaf, Institut Pelangi Perempuan (Indonesian Youth Lesbian Center) Sport is very helpful for the physical and mental health. Sport can reduce stress, anger and depression. Several people do sport for fun and hobby,…
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Fight Homophobia with Politics of Fun not Anger
By Kamilia ManafInstitut Pelangi Perempuan (Indonesian Youth Lesbian Center) At the AWID Feminist Forum held on November 2008 in Cape Town,South Africa, on the fourth day of the conference, I attended aworkshop on homophobia organized…
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Pens and Presentations Down
By Keba, South Africa A session that was supposed to be about experiences of hate crimes, and remembering people we have lost at the hand of homophobia ended up into something else. The session started…
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Arrival in Mexico City
By Ana Luisa We all made it to Mexico City last night, many exhausted from the grueling cross-Atlantic journey, but happy to see each other and excited for the upcoming week of events around AIDS…
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