South Africa, 21 September 2017
Iranti-org is proud to announce that it will be celebrating five years of activism and advocacy in the name of lesbian, transgender and intersex Africans; monitoring the lived experiences of queer communities across South Africa and the rest of the continent, and recording their stories. Iranti means memory, and just as we have worked toward recording the memory of our region’s forgotten people, so too do we now invite you to remember our own history with us. Read more…
South Africa, 18 September 2017
Join us this Wednesday 20 September, only on Soweto TV Channel251, for a closer look at the work we do at Iranti! We look into the world of LGBTI Africans, celebrate our victories and look ahead at the work still to be done! Have your say with the #Siyanibona hashtag, every Wednesday at 8pm!
ISSA Reborn: Hopeful future for Intersex South Africa
By Kellyn Botha
22 delegates from across South Africa joined a discussion at Iranti-org in the hopes of reviving Intersex South Africa. Intersex persons face severe discrimination in South Africa and the loss of the organisation in 2012 was a blow to the community. Photo by Gugu Mandla.
6 September 2016, South Africa
On the weekend of 2 to 3 September, Iranti-org hosted 22 visitors from the South African intersex community, Iranti-org staff, as well as activists and allies from across the country, to brainstorm the best way forward in reviving Intersex South Africa (ISSA). Founded in 2000, ISSA became dormant after the passing of former-director, Sally Gross in 2012.
28 August 2017, Uganda
Anna* is a transgender woman and activist for trans rights in Uganda. She recently came to Johannesburg to attend the Iranti-org Leadership and Wellness training, and we managed to speak to her about the work she is doing in Uganda around LGBTI rights. Read more...