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Political advocacy & media

The Political Advocacy Programme focuses on LGBTQI+ civil, political, and electoral participation, and is situated within the Research, Advocacy and Policy (RAP) Programme, which aims to:

  • Generate an accessible body of knowledge on LGBTQI+ issues through community-based research that informs activism and advocacy.
  • Engage in advocacy on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) human rights and socio-economic justice for LGBTQI+ people at local and national level to transform legislation, policies, systems and/or practices of various instate institutions, political bodies, civil society forums and other stakeholders.
  • Advance the civil, political, and electoral participation of LGBTQI+ people in local and national decision-making processes.

Our approach in the RAP Programme is informed by principles of justice, intersectionality, and participatory decision-making, with a focus on skills- and capacity-strengthening of LGBTQI+ community activists and organisations. Working within such a framework facilitates the creation of advocacy and knowledge that are owned and controlled by LGBTQI+ people and ultimately increases the depth and reach of community-led advocacy.

Education

3 July 2023

 Inclusivity of Diverse SOGIESC in South African Schools

Launch of an Equality Court case against a High School and the Western Cape Department of Education on the violation of the rights of trans learners
Women's Legal Centre & Triangle Project
23 May 2023

Demystifying gender neutral facilities at schools

IOL News.(This article explains the Guidelines for the Socio-Educational Inclusion of Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Expression, and Sex Characteristics in Schools. Specifically in relation to Section 7.12, on Bathrooms and Change Facilities)
Davids, J & Sheperd L.
9 July 2023

Continued Discrimination in Western Cape Public and Private Schools against LGBTQI+ Learners based on their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and/or Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC)

Open letter to Western Cape Education Department (WCED). Endorsed by Access Chapter 2, Be True 2 Me, Equal Education Law Centre, Gender DynamiX, HealthEnabled, Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre, Lower South Coast LGBTI Community Projects Rural, Matimba, OUT LGBT Well-being, Professional Association for Transgender Health (PATHSA), Same Love Toti, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC), Uthingo Network, Women’s Legal Centre, parents and learners
Triangle Project & Legal Resources Centre
20 July 2021

‘All for a piece of clothing’: School puts trans boy through the wringer

Sunday Times Daily. (The article covers the open letter to WCED of 9 July 2021 and includes comment from WCED).
Govender, P.
3 July 2023

 Inclusivity of Diverse SOGIESC in South African Schools

Launch of an Equality Court case against a High School and the Western Cape Department of Education on the violation of the rights of trans learners
Women's Legal Centre & Triangle Project
23 May 2023

Demystifying gender neutral facilities at schools

IOL News.(This article explains the Guidelines for the Socio-Educational Inclusion of Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Expression, and Sex Characteristics in Schools. Specifically in relation to Section 7.12, on Bathrooms and Change Facilities)
Davids, J & Sheperd L.
9 July 2023

Continued Discrimination in Western Cape Public and Private Schools against LGBTQI+ Learners based on their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and/or Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC)

Open letter to Western Cape Education Department (WCED). Endorsed by Access Chapter 2, Be True 2 Me, Equal Education Law Centre, Gender DynamiX, HealthEnabled, Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre, Lower South Coast LGBTI Community Projects Rural, Matimba, OUT LGBT Well-being, Professional Association for Transgender Health (PATHSA), Same Love Toti, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC), Uthingo Network, Women’s Legal Centre, parents and learners
Triangle Project & Legal Resources Centre
20 July 2021

‘All for a piece of clothing’: School puts trans boy through the wringer

Sunday Times Daily. (The article covers the open letter to WCED of 9 July 2021 and includes comment from WCED).
Triangle Project & Legal Resources Centre
Govender, P.

Gender-Based Violence and 'Corrective' Rape

16 March 2015

Marriage and civil unions

12 August 2020

Joint Letter to President Ramaphosa on Civil Union Amendment Bill B11B of 2018

Open letter
Legal Resources Centre, Triangle Project, Women's Legal Centre, Iranti, Free Gender, Gender DynamiX & Sonke Gender Justice
26 October 2020

Human Rights Organisations Celebrate as President Ramaphosa Signs the Civil Union Amendment Bill into Law

Triangle Project, Legal Resources Centre, Women’s Legal Centre, Iranti, Free Gender, Gender DynamiX & Sonke Gender Justice
25 August 2020

Press Release: Human Rights Organisations Urge the President to Sign Civil Union Amendment Bill into Law

Free Gender, Gender DynamiX, Iranti, Legal Resources Centre, Sonke Gender Justice, Triangle Project & Women’s Legal Centre
29 September 2021

Separate marriage laws marginalise queer people

May, Charlene; Mudarikwa, Mandi & Smit, Estian
Mail & Guardian
26 October 2020

Human Rights Organisations Celebrate as President Ramaphosa Signs the Civil Union Amendment Bill into Law

Joint press release by Triangle Project, Legal Resources Centre, Women’s Legal Centre, Iranti, Free Gender, Gender DynamiX & Sonke Gender Justice
21 September 2020

Joint Media Statement of Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and the Trans Activist Coalition

Joint press release by Iranti, Gender DynamiX, Be True 2 Me, Triangle Project, Same Love Toti, Access Chapter 2, Transgender and Intersex Africa, Matimba, Women’s Legal Centre, Legal Resources Centre and Trans Hope
25 August 2020

Press Release: Human Rights Organisations Urge the President to Sign Civil Union Amendment Bill into Law

Joint press release by Free Gender, Gender DynamiX, Iranti, Legal Resources Centre, Sonke Gender Justice, Triangle Project & Women’s Legal Centre

Promoting an inclusive and non-discriminatory society

23 May 2022

We Say NO! to Kopano Partnering with Unjust City!

Statement by Triangle Project and Free Gender
7 September 2021

Gender Diversity Coalition Press Statement - Call for Action after UCT VC’s Harmful Seminar on LGBTQA+ Community

Joint press release by Iranti, Gender DynamiX, Triangle Project, Women’s Legal Centre, Legal Resources Centre, Matimba, Be True 2 Me, Access Chapter 2, Same Love Toti, Uthingo Network, Marion Stevens, Peter Benjamin, Health Enabled, Sanja Bornman, Anastacia Tomson, Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre & Trans Hope
20 July 2020

The Protection and Inclusion of LGBTQI+ Communities in COVID-19 Government Aid Programmes in South Africa

Statement by South African Political Leadership Learning Institute (PLLI) Alumni
25 September 2019

Victory for Jade September and the Transgender Community

Joint press release by Gender DynamiX, Iranti, Triangle Project, Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Resources Centre
2021

National Health Insurance (NHI)

3 June 2021

LGBTQI+ People, SOGIESC Human Rights and the National Health Insurance

Advocacy brochure
Triangle Project & Caroline Stillman

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Observatory
Cape Town
7925

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