Our advocacy work is both research and evidence-based and is used to build awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity to shift narratives to be more inclusive.

ADVOCACY:

  • Our advocacy work is based on research and evidence.
  • We have also been at the forefront of broader advocacy efforts with various NGOs, collectives and provincial desks. Our role thereafter will be to monitor services provided and to influence future direction. Given our strong relationships with SAPS, etc. we are able to access top management structures which enables us to be more effective in our advocacy. This position also enables us to provide a go-between role for other CBO’s and NGO’s, and better assist survivors and families as needed, advocating on their behalf for services and justice.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

  • We work alongside communities to build awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity, and to shift narratives to be more inclusive and affirming. We do this through advocacy, training and community engagement activities.Our model recognises that we all have agency – as individuals and communities – to change our lived experiences. We work with communities from where they are, to a position where they are able to work alongside LGBTI communities as allies.