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PRESS RELEASE: Iranti bids farewell to founding Executive Director and welcomes Acting Co-Executive Directors

PRESS RELEASE  14 APRIL  2022  In October 2021 Iranti announced that its founding Director, Jabu Pereira would step down and exit the organisation. Today we announce the appointment of Nolwazi Tusini, Iranti’s Communications and Media Manager, and Jade Jacobs, Iranti’s Knowledge and Research Manager, as Iranti’s interim Co-Executive Directors. Tusini and Jacobs, both fierce feminists…

[PRESS STATEMENT] Iranti demands action on attacks on the LGBTI community

15 April 2021 Iranti supports the LGBTI community of Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape in their quest for justice for murdered Andile Lulu Ntuthela and their efforts to demand a society that values the lives of all people. The remains of Ntuthela were discovered this week in a shallow grave at the house of the…

Moving Global Intersex Rights Forward

Over the last while, Iranti has been making bold and important moves to further intersex rights on the African continent, and across the globe.  During September 2022, our Intersex Rights Officer, Crystal Hendricks, had the opportunity to meet with Permanent Missions in Geneva for Uruguay, Canada, Australia, Finland, and the Netherlands. During the meetings, she…

Gender Marker changes made a little easier in South Africa

Since March this year, Iranti partnered with the Department of Home Affairs to do Road Trips around the country to assist transgender and intersex persons by bringing name change and gender marker change services directly to the community. Although the South African laws such as the Alternation of Sex Description and Sex Status Act (Act…

Iranti represented at the Equal Rights Coalition Global LGBTI Conference

The Equal Rights Coalition is a global coalition of 42 countries dedicated to the protection and promotion of LGBTI people’s human rights development. Since its inception in 2016, the coalition has attempted to involve UN agencies and LGBTI civil society organisations from around the world in its programs to protect the human rights of LGBTI…

Art-in-Activism: Reframing National Women’s Day

On the 9th and 10th of August 2022, Iranti commemorated South African Women’s Day with ARTivists and creatives from Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia in an effort to reshape and rethink commemoration days such as this that have historically been binary and heteronormative despite the intersectionality of the political reasons they were founded….

Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Organising in the Region

Iranti’s LBQ work in the region focuses on the advocacy needs and strategies to support people who continue to suffer in their specific countries due to stigma, discrimination, and violence against their communities. We carefully and strategically consider our programmatic rollout based on these needs. With our regional team, comprised of staff from the representing three…

UN Human Rights Council renews mandate of the Independent Expert on the protection against violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Today Iranti joins the rest of the world in celebrating the renewal of the mandate of the Independent Expert on the protection against violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  In a crucial vote The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation…

WE ARE HIRING: FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

WHO WE ARE Iranti was founded in 2012 with the greatest visionary intention to create authentic stories on the lived experiences of Lesbian, Trans, and Intersex persons in Africa. Iranti is a Yoruba word, which means memory. Iranti was formed to imagine a world free of homophobia, transphobia, and intersex-phobia. Iranti is managed and led…

X-Hibition: 10 Years of Iranti Art & Photography

Iranti has made tremendous strides in using media as an advocacy tool to strengthen collective visual, audio, and written evidence-based documentation and reporting on lesbian, gender non-conforming, transgender and intersex persons for the advancement of their human rights in Africa. To this end, Iranti has curated an exhibition aimed at showcasing the organisation’s documentation and…