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AQYI Queerbinar

Why is human rights so important to our movement towards a better civil society? Join us to explore this with seasoned speakers from around Africa on December 10th, at 12:00 p.m WAT,  as we take A Queer Look at Human Rights during our inaugural Queerbinar. In a one hour, fully interactive session, we will be commemorating the 2019 International Human…
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African Queer Youth Initiative Call For Membership Applications 2019

African Queer Youth Initiative Call For Membership Applications 2019 Français ci-dessous Deadline 25th November 2019WHO WE ARE: African Queer Youth Initiative (AQYI) is a network of youth activists mobilizing, supporting and amplifying the voices of LGBTIQ youth, building visibility and strategic partnerships in support of LGBTIQ youth in Africa. We do this through networking, advocating, knowledge generation…
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Connecting with women who love women from all around the globe shook me.

One day, I opened my inbox to read an email from the COC Nederland’s regional manager offering to support me to participate in the first Global LBQ women’s conference in South Africa. I would be representing my organization Kasbah Tal’fin and AQYI and contributing to helping achieve COC’s PRIDE program goals. Without a minuscule of…
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Four Mauritian Activists Seek to challenge the country’s anti-gay law.

On the 6th September 2019, four young Mauritians, who come from all parts of Mauritian society, have approached the Supreme Court of Mauritius for leave to seek constitutional redress by the declaration that Section 250 of the Mauritian Criminal Code Act of 1838 (as amended) violates their fundamental rights and freedom and is unconstitutional. The leave…
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Call for Training Applications – Fueling Digital Activism in Africa (Scholarships Available)

Deadline: 3rd September 2019 As part of our Fueling Digital Activism project in Africa, African Queer Youth Initiative and All-Out are pleased to announce a call for applications for a training targeting LGBT+ youth in East Africa. This project will contribute to fueling effective, creative, non-violent youth activism for LGBT+ rights in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,…
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Reflections from the other side of the world

International convenings are important for connecting and exploring different or similar ideas. As a youth activist, it has taken quite a lot of work and effort in getting the opportunity to attend these. This is common for many that do not have institutional backing that can allow access, eligibility or selection. I was lucky to…
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To Her, With Pride

I dedicate my pride to her; the girl on the phone a few steps away from me, exclaiming. A girl for all appearances who is like every other girl, her legs dangling off a chair, a tired Nigerian speaking about her with a familiar tone of amusement. A girl who rises and squeals when she…
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Botswana continues to set example in the rule of Law for LGBT persons in Africa

Today marked the beginning of a progressive new era in the rights of LGBTIQ+ individuals in Botswana. The High Court ruled to decriminalise same-sex intercourse, interpreted in our colonial era penal code under ‘carnal knowledge’, ‘unnatural acts’ and ‘immoral acts’. The beauty of the judgement lies in its scope, as it canvasses all possible opposition ranging from public opinion, morality, the bible, Africaness to privacy. Although the…
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For immediate release: African Queer Youth Initiative statement on the situation in Tanzania

November 6, 2018 For Immediate Release  African Queer Youth Initiative statement on the situation in Tanzania African Queen Youth Initiative (AQYI) is deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the current conditions in the LGBTIQ community in Tanzania. On the 29th of October, Paul Makonda, regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, announced a crackdown on…
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