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Wings To Transcend Namibia

Wings To Transcend Namibia (WTTN) is a Namibian Transgender rights and health organisation that was formed in October 2015 as a voice for the transgender community in Namibia to advocate for the legal gender recognition, non-discriminatory and non-stigmatising health care, and trans and gender sensitive health care in both the public and private health care services across Namibia.

AMSHeR

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of LGBT/MSM-led organisations across sub-Saharan Africa established in 2009 and working to (1) address the disproportionate effect of the HIV epidemic on MSM and LGBT; (2) to redress the human rights violations these populations face on the continent; (3) and to increase the visibility of LGBT people and their issues. AMSHeR was formed in an attempt to devise ‘home-grown’ strategies to address local issues taking into account new developments at regional and international levels.

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)

Established in 1990, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) is one of the oldest, most established, and respected LGBTI rights organisations in southern Africa. GALZ has managed to continue to exist and even grow over the past twenty-one years, despite operating under some challenging political and socio-economic conditions. While GALZ carries out a range of programming designed to meet the varied needs of the LGBTI population in Zimbabwe, advocacy for the recognition and defence of LGBTI rights, when violated, has always been central to its work.

Gender DynamiX

Gender DynamiX is a Human Rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing on transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities. The organisation was founded in July 2005 by Liesl Theron and her partner, and managed on a volunteer basis for the first two and a half years upon receiving its first funding in 2007. In 2007 it also became a registered Non-Governmental Organisation, and it is the first organisation within Africa which specifically advocates for transgender individuals.

Coalition of African Lesbians

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) is a network of organisations committed to African lesbian equality and visibility. We work to transform Africa into a place where all lesbians enjoy the full range of human rights, secure in the knowledge that we are recognised as full citizens, with rich and diverse cultures, and a significant and respected presence in all spheres of life, through personal and organisational growth. Our work is shaped by an African radical feminist understanding, informed by research, and strengthened by the claiming of social and economic power.

Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

IAM was founded in 1995 in Cape Town and has gained national and international recognition for its work in the fight against discrimination of gay and lesbian people. IAM is the only organisation in Southern  Africa that officially targets the religious leaders of the mainline church communities - especially those that still adhere to patriarchal and fundamentalist values. We also partner with organisations and churches in the rest of Africa in creating dialogue.

The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle (TIC) was established by a concerned group Muslims in 1996 as an underground social and support group. It started out at the house of Imam Muhsin Hendricks in the form halqaat (study circles). These study circles still run on a Thursday night and have proven to be very successful in helping Muslims who are queer to reconcile Islam with their sexuality. In 2004 TIC was officially registered as a Not for Profit Human Rights Organization. Our Core Values

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Gender DynamiX

Gender DynamiX is a Human Rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing on transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities.

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