The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) and Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) will be having a series of provincial consultations to meet the following objectives:
- to increase representativity on National Task Team (NTT) on gender and sexual orientation-based violence perpetrated against LGBTI persons;
- to build solidarity and networking with other sectors to address violence against LGBTI persons;
- understanding local dynamics of violence against LGBTI persons; and
- progress report on cases and rapid response mechanisms to violence against LGBTI persons.
The first meeting took place on 9 December 2013, in Durban. It was attended by LGBTI groups from KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape.
Provincial workshops for Western Cape, Free State and Northern Cape will be held in Cape Town on the 29 January 2014 and for Gauteng and North West will be held in Johannesburg on 24 February 2014. Venues are to be confirmed.
If you are an LGBTI grouping and would like to attend any of the provincial workshops, kindly contact:
Tel: 011 339 5560.