South Africa: Killed for Being a Lesbian
South Africa has made strides in equality, especially pertaining to sexual orientation, but the country has seen a dramatic rise in brutal attacks against lesbians, writes Tiffani Wesley for Osisa.
Rights activists (file photo): The Democratic Alliance says the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities must be at the forefront to stem the rising tide of brutal homophobic attacks.
South Africa: Western Cape Woman Killed for Being Lesbian
SAPA, 12 November 2012
The killing of a 19-year-old woman in Cape Town's Samora Machel informal settlement, apparently because of her sexual orientation, was confirmed on Monday. Read more »
DA, 13 November 2012
I will today be writing to Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, requesting that she address Parliament as a matter of urgency on her plan to… Read more »
AI London, 5 October 2012
Bontle Khalo is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights activist in KwaThema -- a South African township once known as a haven for the LGBTI community but… Read more »
South Africa: South Africa - Women and the Gay Rights Movement
Gender Links, 30 August 2012
South Africa has celebrated Women's Month this year in a political climate that is lurching increasingly rightward and threatening to become repressive and authoritarian. Read more »
South Africa: Marching Against Sexual Violence
Govt of SA, 18 September 2012
SILENCE means consent, so suggest an English idiom. But not so for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University students who taped shut their mouths and demonstrated against sexual… Read more »