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The Country We Want to Live in free pdf The country we want to live in: Hate crimes and homophobia in the lives of black lesbian South Africans offers a refreshing perspective on violence perpetrated against black lesbians. Based on a Roundtable seminar, held during the 2006 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children, the text engages the heteronormative focus of the campaign, profiles aspects of the dynamic conversations, and builds strong arguments about violence against lesbians. It also profiles the voices of women who are central to the activism around hate crimes and homophobia. In capturing key aspects of the lively discussion of 2006, an update of subsequent events that have bearing on the original seminar is provided, concluding with recommendations that have relevance for research, policy and practice. The country we want to live in makes an impassioned plea about citizenship, belonging and social justice, confirming that silence about these issues is not an option.

About Vasu Reddy

Nonhlanhla Mkhize is Director of the Durban Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre in KwaZulu-Natal. Situated in the Durban CBD, it aims to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities by providing services, support and training to enable them to claim their rights to equality, dignity and freedom within the context of transformation. Nonhlanhla is a counsellor, researcher and human rights defender. She specialises in LGBTI, youth, women and children's rights. She is passionate about research aimed at advancing women's health and rights, and is involved in research on women-controlled barrier methods as well as safety methods significant in women who have sex with women contexts. She is a co-chair of Amnesty International South Africa's Durban group, a member of its 'interim Board', a trustee of Behind the Mask, on the Board of the Lesbian and Gay Equality Project, and an advisor to various youth groups. Jane Bennett is Professor and Head at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. As a writer, researcher and teacher, she works beyond the university with a number of national and continental NGOs that focus on gender-based violence, LGBTI justice issues, and trafficking. She publishes mainly in journals that are easy for co-activists and writers on the continent to access (Feminist Africa, East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, Agenda and International Journal of Sexual Health). She writes fiction (Porcupine was published in 2008), and her main interests are transformational survival (and beyond) in worlds of war (she finds Pema Chodron very helpful), languages, political pedagogies, and the meaning of overcoming violence, from both inward- and outward-looking perspectives. Vasu Reddy is a Chief Research Specialist in the Gender and Development Unit and Acting Director (Culture, Identity

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Author : Vasu Reddy
Publisher : HSRC Press
Data Published : 01 September 2010
ISBN : 0796923418
EAN : 9780796923417
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 72 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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