The guide provides journalists, the media, and LGBTQI+ human rights activists in Southern Africa with new tools for media engagement.
In “Hopes and Dreams That Sound Like Yours: Stories of Queer Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa,” 20 human rights defenders from across the continent share their activist journeys and reveal what inspires their fight for LGBTQI+ equality.
The two-day workshop was supported by the National Democratic Institute’s Equal Rights in Action Fund.
The panel was co-hosted by the International Center for Journalists, Free Press Unlimited, the Global Forum for Media Development, and International Media Support.
Activists from 18 countries created media advocacy strategies and campaigns that will further advance LGBTQI+ equality in their regions.
The two-year grant will support journalists and activists to increase ethical media coverage of LGBTQI+ rights and faith issues.
Brian Pellot spoke about Taboom’s efforts to advance gender equality and diversity in and through the media and how our Reporting Resolution and Media Monitoring and Response Coalition promote media self-regulation.
Course Dates: 25 – 29 January 2021. Apply by 18 December 2020 to join this free interactive online course.
The handbook includes practical tips and resources to help civil society groups and activists use media advocacy skills to advance LGBTQI+ rights across Africa.
BBC Africa speaks to a trans woman from Somalia and a femme/non-binary queer person from Ethiopia who found asylum abroad.