FREEDOM PARK • PRETORIA • SOUTH AFRICA • 26 – 29 NOVEMBER 2017
Everyone should be free to live a safe and dignified life, have a family and make their contribution to society – no matter who they are or who they love. The purpose of this kopano was to find ways to speed up change to make this a lived reality for LGBTI people in southern Africa.
kopano – Accelerating Change, a gathering of groups that are working to advance equality, social inclusion, and wellbeing of homosexual and bisexual women and men, and transgender and intersex people in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, was convened to address this need.
The Other Foundation is an African trust that advances equality and freedom in southern Africa with a particular focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. It gathers support to defend and advance the human rights and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, as well as transgender and intersex people in southern Africa – and it gives support to groups in a smart way that enables them to work effectively for lasting change, recognizing the particular dynamics of race, poverty and inequality, sex, national origin, heritage, and politics in our part of the world. It does this by working both as a fundraiser and a grant maker.