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Events • 16 June 2017

16 June: A non-celebratory day

by Kellyn Botha

-	Responding to the brutal murder of Lerato “Tambai” Moloi, LGBT activists marched through the streets of Naledi, Soweto, to express their outrage. Photo by Gugu Mandla

South Africa, 16 June 2017

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, which was sparked on 16 June 1976 by school pupils tired of the violence inflicted upon them by the state. Today we remember their righteous anger and bravery in the face of oppression with a day off work, and the same well-rehearsed platitudes that politicians have delivered since that old government was replaced with the democracy that exists today.


Women keep dying; the poor, disenfranchised persons of colour that make up a majority of the country’s population keep dying; and members of the LGBTI+ community keep dying. And by and large the majority of victims are young, under 35. Read more…


africa by country • Kenyan name change victory

Name Change Victory for Trans Kenyans


9 June 2017, Kenya

All Kenyans have the legal right to change their names- but for decades government officials would refuse to extend that right to transgender citizens. Watch two stories...


Press Releases • Kenyan intersex rights

Kenya Institutes Intersex-Rights Task Force

by Kellyn Botha


Kenya, 5 June 2017

The prospects of protection and recognition for intersex persons are looking bright as the national publication, The Kenya Gazette, publically announced the formation of a taskforce looking into intersex rights abuses in that country. Read more...


Galleries • lerato moloi funeral

A fairwell to Lerato “Tambai” Moloi

by Kellyn Botha

Lerato Moloi funeral 2017 lesbian raped and killed in a hate crime


South Africa, 26 May 2017

The revelations in the mainstream are not new to many of us, who continue to mourn the loss of our friends and loved-ones in the ongoing wave of hate-crimes against queer bodies. On Sunday, 14 May 2017, the body of Lerato Tambai Moloi was discovered; she had been raped and stoned to death. One of many victims in recent months, the LGBTI and residents of Moloi’s community in Naledi, Soweto, march for justice and visibility.

See the Gallery...


Africa by country • Decriminalisation in Seychelles

Decriminalisation in The Seychelles


Seychelles, 8 May 2017

On 18 May 2016, a bill was approved by the Parliament of Seychelles to repeal the anti-sodomy law in section 151 of the island nation's penal code. Iranti-org spoke to local activist, Ronny Arnephy on the state of LGBTI rights on the island nation. Now, almost a year later, Iranti-org revisits the situation in Seychelles with Ronny Arnephy to understand what progress has been made in the months since the ruling.




VACANCY Media and Communications Manager

Iranti-org has a vacancy for a new and exciting post. The Media and Communications Manager is responsible for delivering compelling, distinctive multimedia for Iranti-org. The position requires strong project management skills along with competent communications and media strategy skills. 12 month contract. Read more…
Closing date: Monday 14 July 2017


Press Releases • African Commission on Human Rights

Press statement on IDAHOT 2017


South Africa, 17 May 2017

Today marks once more the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), where we commemorate the trials and triumphs made in the fight for queer rights across the planet. The theme for 2017 is ‘family’. As activists and members of the LGBTI community, the day is a sad reminder of the ever-present nature of homophobia and transphobia in our country and across the world. Many of us have lost family members and loved-ones to violence and discrimination, and many tight-knit communities have been shaken by violence in recent months.



Africa by country • Nare mphela in Limpopo

Transgender Victory in Limpopo:
Nare Mphela's Story


South Africa, 31 March 2017

In 2014, Iranti-org made contact with Nare Mphela, a high school learner in Limpopo Province who faced multiple forms of discrimination from her school principal due to her gender identity.

Now, three years later, the Equality Court has ruled in Nare's favour, having found the principal and Limpopo Department of Education to have breached the Equality Act. This is an historic victory for queer South Africans nationwide!



Press Releases • International Trans Fund

New appointments to the
International Trans Fund

International, 11 April 2016

Iranti-org wishes to convey our excitement at the two new appointments to the staff of the International Trans* Fund (ITF).


We congratulate Broden Giambrone, who led the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) for six years; and Kim Mukasa, co-founder of Trans Network Uganda, on their appointment to the ITF team, as inaugural staff members. Read more...


VACANCIES at iranti-org

Iranti-org Writer and Social Media Officer


March 2017

Iranti is looking for a Writer and Social Media Officer starting no later than
1 May 2017. The officer will be working from Iranti’s office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Start date: 1 May 2017. This position is a 1 year contract.

Download the job specs here (PDF 60KB).


Iranti-org Internship Opportunity


March 2017

Position: ZwaKala Media, Advocacy & Administration Training Intern (Gauteng, Limpopo & North West), Media, Advocacy & Administration Training Intern

The Intern will:

  • Gain skills in planning, implementation and organizing together with Iranti-org’s media, advocacy & administration teams.
  • Create a concept of an advocacy strategy tailored for the context the intern is coming from & come up with an implementation plan.
  • Research & document a human rights violation from their province & area of work as well as an intervention strategy.
  • Write and submit a final report on their internship.

Start date: 27th March, 2017. This position is for 3 months

Download the job specs here (PDF 60KB).


Previous positions offered


Press Releases • Chimamanda Adichie on transwomen

A response to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Download the PDF of the press release here.

South Africa, 13 March 2017

Iranti-org is disappointed to hear such language from a respected African author who has a body of work dedicated to decolonisation through storytelling. Read more...



A look at the Trans Health Conference 2017



South Africa, 10 March 2017

An overview of the 3rd biennial conference on Trans Health, Advocacy and Research. 







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