Africa · South Africa · Southern Africa

Major victory for transgender marriage in Cape High Court

SOUTH AFRICA The case revolves around three women and their spouses‚ who had taken the department of home affairs to court after it had refused to change their gender description. The department had argued that the amendments could not be made since the couples had been married in terms of the Marriages Act 25 of… Continue reading Major victory for transgender marriage in Cape High Court

Uganda

Uganda’s “Pornography Control Committee” To Get Away With Tracking LGBT People

By Austin Bryan, Research Fellow Kampala, Uganda — Today Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, announcedthat Uganda has approved funds for the “Pornography Control Committee,” which will not only persecute those found publishing or in possession of “pornography” but also be used to “detect” LGBT persons. At a press conference at the Uganda Media Center, following the… Continue reading Uganda’s “Pornography Control Committee” To Get Away With Tracking LGBT People

Africa · East Africa · Kenya

Bar Gays From Involving Trans People In Their Battles – Trans Lady Begs Court

AA Kenyan transgender woman   has filed a petition at the country’s High Court seeking to have gays, lesbians, and bisexuals barred from including Transgender people in the gay rights campaigns. Audrey Mbugua Ithimbu, formerly Andrew Mbugua, argues that the continued inclusion of transsexuals by gay people in their struggle for equality has made them (Transgender… Continue reading Bar Gays From Involving Trans People In Their Battles – Trans Lady Begs Court

Africa · East Africa · Kenya

Stop intimidating civil society organisations in Kenya

Transparency and Accountability Hivos East Africa condemns the unwarranted attempts by the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Co-ordination Board at intimidating civil society organisations in Kenya. Their attempts to de-register the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AFRICOG) are unlawful and must be understood as part of an ongoing broader agenda… Continue reading Stop intimidating civil society organisations in Kenya