The Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s LGBT and Sex Worker Rights Programme works to end discrimination and mistreatment faced by people who identify as such throughout Southern Africa. Contact Anneke Meerkotter.
The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa is committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in Southern Africa. OSISA’s vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant democracies in which people, free from material and other […]
The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s office in Cape Town, South Africa, works to advance gender and sexual equality in that country, as well as Namibia and Zimbabwe. The foundation partners with key civil society actors and with public and religious thought leaders to challenge homophobic policies, legislations and attitudes. Contact Paula Assubuji, human rights program manager.
The Other Foundation is an African trust that advances equality and freedom in Southern Africa with a particular focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. It gathers support to defend and advance the human rights and social inclusion of LGBTI people and offers support to groups in ways that enable them to work effectively for […]
Iranti-org is a queer human rights visual media organization based in Johannesburg. Iranti-org works within a human rights framework to build local partnerships and movements that use media as a platform for lobbying, advocacy and educational interventions across Africa. It aims to serve as an archive of queer memory in ways that destabilize numerous modes […]
The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa works toward human rights education in Africa and improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged or marginalized people or groups across the continent. Contact Director Frans Viljoen.
Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is South Africa’s leading sex worker rights organization, working on advocacy, human rights defense and mobilization from its head office in Cape Town. SWEAT works closely with LGBTI rights groups across South Africa.
African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of 18 LGBT/MSM (men who have sex with men)-led organizations across sub-Saharan Africa. The coalition works to address the disproportionate effect of HIV/AIDS on MSM and LGBT individuals, to redress the human rights violations these populations face on the continent and to increase the […]
The Triangle Project is a nonprofit human rights organization based in Cape Town, South Africa, that offers professional services to ensure the full realization of constitutional and human rights for LGBTI people, their partners and their families. Triangle Project offers sexual health clinics, counseling, support groups, a help line, public education and training services, community […]