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[VACANCY] CALL FOR FILM PROJECT PROPOSALS: Decriminalisation in our time: A focus on Botswana and the Penal Code6 March 2019
Iranti is seeking talented and committed filmmakers to apply themselves to a film project about decriminalisation of homosexuality in Botswana and the region. Please download and study the brief carefully, submitting a detailed proposal for this project to Kellyn@iranti.org.za by no later than 14 March 2019.Download ABOUT IRANTI Iranti is a Johannesburg based regional non-profit…
[LEGABIBO & SALC MEDIA RELEASE] Botswana High Court to hear constitutionality of offenses which criminalise consensual same-sex sexual conduct6 March 2019
On Thursday, 14 March 2019, a full bench of the Botswana High Court, sitting before the Honourable Judge A.B Tafa, the Honourable Judge M. Leburu and the Honourable Judge J. Dube, will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code. These provisions criminalise same-sex sexual conduct…
[WATCH] Jabulani Pereira speaks on LGBTI+ rights violations4 March 2019
This weekend saw Cape Town Pride’s annual parade, but despite South Africa’s progressive laws on a continent where homosexuality is still outlawed in the majority of countries, acceptance and understanding within local communities remains low, while violence against queer bodies continues. Iranti Executive Director, Jabulani Pereira, appeared on eNCA’s nationally broadcast feature, NewsNight, to talk…
Remembering Leigh Davids, a flame in the darkness.27 February 2019
Leigh Davids, a vocal transgender and sex workers’ rights advocate, passed away in the early hours of 27 February 2019. Photo by Gugu Mandla. It is with great sadness that the Iranti team learnt today of the passing of Leigh Davids, a passionate and important advocate for transgender and sex workers’ rights in South Africa….
Caster Semenya ruling to be announced in March25 February 2019
After a week of court proceedings in Lausanne, Switzerland, the fate of Caster Semenya will be formally announced on 24 March 2019 by the CAS (Court of Arbitration in Sport). The IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) has fought to exclude Semenya from athletics ever since her hyperandrogenism (which results in heightened levels of testosterone)…
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