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Tessellated triangles in inclusive LGBTQIA+ flag colours
Helpline (1PM-9PM): 0217126699
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How we work

Our organisation acknowledges that politics centred on care and solidarity necessitates the scrutiny of systemic issues extending well beyond the boundaries of individual experiences. We recognise that LGBTQIA+ individuals do not exist in isolation, therefore our approach focuses on providing holistic support to individuals while actively participating in the systematic development of networks and movements. Our work is informed by an intersectional feminist perspective in driving radical transformation.

Our training and advocacy work geared towards state institutions is crucial because these institutions frequently do not align with justice-centred principles, failing to adequately address the systemic oppression, human rights violations against LGBTQIA+ people. This unequal distribution of resources and representation often goes unchallenged unless individuals inside and outside these institutions make proactive efforts to shift the balance of power. The intention of our work with state institutions is to enable institutions to become more inclusive, responsive, and equitable for LGBTQIA+ individuals, while also ensuring their immediate psychological and physical health needs are met in the here and now.

Our policy research, advocacy, and youth leadership development programmes help support the next generation to challenge discriminatory policies, drive positive change, and champion the rights of LGBTQIA+ people on a societal scale. These multifaceted efforts form a cohesive strategy to advance justice and equality while pushing back against anti-SOGIESC movements, and economic, social, and racial injustice. 

We have three ongoing programmatic areas that hold our work: Community engagement and empowerment; Health services and support; Research, advocacy and policy.

Community engagement and empowerment programme (CEEP)

Triangle Project's Community Engagement and Empowerment (CEEP) programme is dedicated to cultivating and supporting LGBTQIA+ groups within our focus areas. We champion community-driven activism, fostering self-reliance and self-determination. Through inclusive spaces and coordinated activities, CEEP empowers diverse expressions within the LGBTQIA+ community, amplifying voices and promoting resilience.

Research, advocacy and policy programme (RAP)

A significant portion of our work revolves around holding governments and other institutions accountable for the human rights of LGBTQIA+ people. Our participation in DOJ LGBTQIA+ NTT meetings and the WC PTT meeting underscores our commitment to driving change at a policy level. Advocacy on legal gender recognition, education policies, and combating hate crimes and hate speech remains central to our mission. 

In addition to direct services offered to LGBTQIA+ communities, Triangle Project maintains a permanent programme dedicated to research, advocacy and policy on LGBTQIA+ and SOGIESC issues. The programme regularly produces research, policy briefs, submissions and press releases.

Health services and support program (HSSP)

In providing direct services to the LGBTQIA+ community we ensure that LGBTQIA+ individuals in need are supported in the now, while we strive to build a more inclusive and healthier society. Our clinic offers a wide array of healthcare services, including HIV counselling and testing, screenings for various health conditions, and chronic illness management. We also provide home-based and palliative care, catering to clients in their most vulnerable moments. The clinic's needle exchange programme addresses harm reduction. We actively engage with communities through outreach efforts, reaching more individuals than ever before. The inclusion of a clinic assistant and driver has significantly contributed to our expanded reach. Collaboration with WITS RHI field workers further bolsters our outreach by providing dispensing services for PReP, ART, and hormone treatments. 

+27214220255

info@triangle.org.za

health2@triangle.org.za 

2 - 4 Seymour Street
Observatory
Cape Town
7925

Donate

NPO reg no: 003-971

+27214220255

info@triangle.org.za

health2@triangle.org.za 

2 - 4 Seymour Street
Observatory
Cape Town
7925

Donate

NPO reg no: 003-971