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  • The Iranti Board

    New Board to take Iranti into the next decade

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    From legal to lived realities: Tackling change for LGBTI persons

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  • No Cause For Celebration – Johannesburg Community Vigil

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  • Africa Day marks resistance to state-sponsored homophobia

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  • “We still have people gatekeeping our identities”

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  • More work needed to share queer lives

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  • New Webseries: Road Trip For Change

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  • Lives are at stake: LGBTIQ+ sector awaits promised response from Dept of Justice on hate murders

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  • The LGBTIQ+ Community Comes Together To Say “Enough Is Enough”

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  • JOINT STATEMENT: SPATE OF HATE CRIME MURDERS – LGBTIQ+ PEOPLE SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE

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ABOUT US

Dignity, Equality and Freedom. Iranti is a Johannesburg-based media-advocacy organisation which advocates for the rights of LGBTI+ persons, with specific... READ ABOUT US
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Iranti means “memory” in Yoruba and as such we are committed to telling the stories of lesbian, transgender and intersex persons in our region. These stories and our history as a community do not exist in a vacuum, and we understand the need for evidence-based research, data analysis and documentation. One of Iranti’s key strategic…

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Iranti is a media-advocacy organisation, and we pride ourselves in our ability to document LGBTI+ activities and milestones, and tell LGBTI+ stories, through the tactical use of multimedia storytelling. We believe that participation of lesbians, gender non-conforming, trans and intersex persons in owning their stories is essential to the creation of a just and equitable…

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Iranti’s work, from media production to research, is all done in the service of lesbian, transgender and intersex advocacy and activism. We envision a just world where everyone lives with dignity, respect and equality and where different sexual orientations and gender identities are celebrated, but this cannot happen without meaningful, impactful and targeted advocacy. The…

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We believe that we as a community are stronger together, and that it is in our best interests as an organisation, and in the interests of the LGBTI+ community in Africa, to collaborate, share skills and exchange knowledge whenever possible. Therefore, one of our strategic outcomes sees us working toward stronger organisations and movements of…

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One of Iranti’s four strategic objectives is to increase visibility of, and seek immediate redress for, human rights violations of lesbians, gender non-conforming, trans and intersex persons. This outcome area includes impactful media reporting and advocacy, real time reporting of those violations and other critical moments and opportunities for shifting public opinion, actions and changing…

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FACTS ABOUT US

While Iranti and our allies across the continent have made great strides in advocating for LGBTI equality in recent years, many in our community face ongoing hostility, violence, prejudice and criminalisation. These numbers do not represent the whole picture, but are a snapshot of the situation in the region.

60

Known cases of violence against LGBTI persons in South Africa alone.

8

Confirmed convictions against perpetrators of anti-LGBTI violence in South Africa

34

African countries that still criminalise homosexuality

3

Southern African countries that allow transgender people to change their gender marker tic

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Call us: +27-11 339 1476
visit us: 87 De Korte St, Johannesburg, 2000
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