Open letter to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED)

Re: Continued Discrimination in Western Cape Public and Private Schools against LGBTQI+ Learners based on their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and/or Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) See the letter in full, published by Triangle Project. Our demands to the WCED include: Finalise, as a matter of urgency, an inclusive, nondiscriminatory SOGIESC policy that is binding […]

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Joint Press Statement: Safeguarding access to safe and legal abortions

Joint Press Statement: Women’s Legal Centre, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition of South Africa and Legal Resources Centre Safeguarding access to safe and legal abortions – Judgment handed down in the matter of Voice of the Unborn Baby NPC and another v Minister of Home Affairs and another ________________________________________________________________________________________ For release: 01 April 2021 On […]

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Challenging stigma in the workplace – CTOP services as comprehensive nursing care

Authored by Christy Alves Nascimento (SRJC) and Makwena Cecilia Lamola (MSF) This piece of writing is a collaboration between Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Southern Africa and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC). Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (10 March) is one of the most important dates on the sexual and reproductive justice calendar globally. This […]

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Sign the petition: Protect Trans Kids

Sign the petition directed to the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) regarding a poorly qualified University of Cape Town (UCT) doctor advising on gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools in a harmful and discriminatory manner. Mental health professionals should advocate against discrimination and support children’s wellbeing by following recognised best practices […]

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Vacancy: Interim Project Manager – Deadline to apply: 16 November 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 16 NOVEMBER 2020 The SRJC seeks appoint a Interim Project Manager to oversee networking, research and advocacy activities. This position will be based in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a fixed term 6-month contract position with a three months’ probation period. For more information and how to apply, please access the […]

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Manual: Health workers attending to counter normative sexual orientations and gender identities

This training manual is directed towards enabling health workers to become sensitive in relation to LGBTI issues and to control what they can in providing for a more LGBTI friendly environment. Health services are orientated towards a heteronormative society and have been blind towards the needs of people who have sexual identities which fit into […]

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Request for sign-on: HRC45 Joint civil society statement on abortion

In support of the upcoming International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas, the International […]

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Do we need the law to provide for a regular clinical medical procedure such as abortion?

Director of SRJC, Marion Stevens, gives an overview of the state of abortion rights in South Africa, and brings into question whether SA abortion law has any relevance given current practices. Abortion has always been legal in South Africa, which may surprise many people. The colonial government introduced Roman Dutch law which allowed abortions to […]

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