Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, we support LGBTIQ organizations in Sub Saharan Africa and work with mainstream human rights organizations to promote dignity and influence positive changes in laws, policies, attitudes and beliefs that discriminate against LGBTIQ people on the continent.
We do this by developing strategic program interventions that target policy makers, legislators, governments, media, religious groupings, and citizens with the aim of achieving human rights for ALL and ensuring that LGBTIQ Africans enjoy their basic human rights without fear of violence, imprisonment, harassment, rape, and torture. We support LGBTIQ Africans to access and protect their human and development rights.
We believe that change happens at different levels and see the value of working in diverse spheres of influence. The Africa Program works at all levels: grassroots, national, regional, continental, and global to affect change.