There is a general belief that African people are deeply homophobic and unaccepting of gender diversities. But what does the African public really think? The truth is that we don’t really know because hardly any work has been done to gather and analyze the views of the public in a structured way in Africa. Until now.
Under Wraps: A survey of public attitudes to homosexuality and gender non-conformity in Malawi, for the first time provides statistically sound, nationally representative data about what Malawians think and feel about homosexual and bisexual women and men, and transgender and intersex people. There are some surprising findings.
Everyone should be free to live a safe and dignified life, have a family and make their contribution to society. The Other Foundation works to change the views, practices and institutions that prevent people – because of who they are or who they love – from being able to do that in southern Africa. We gather support for those who are working to protect and advance the equality, freedom, and wellbeing of homosexual and bisexual women and men, and transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people – and we give support in a smart way that helps groups to work better for lasting change.
The Other Foundation is funded by a growing number of private and public donor agencies as well as individuals. It has a particular interest in increasing the number of individuals in southern Africa who regularly donate to the Foundation in support of its mission.
Award-winning cultural architect, communications specialist, development practitioner, educator, human rights advocate and Botswana’s first openly trans-identifying public figure.
Project management and programming specialist with a background in activism to advance and protect women’s human rights, as well as those of sexual minorities. Co-founder of the Women’s Alliance for Equality.
Queer feminist author, gender activist, speaker, counsellor, life coach and a pan-African entertainment manager.
Former programme manager in the Office of the Ombudsman (Malawi) with a PhD in human rights from the University of Essex (Britain). Post-doctoral fellow at the University of York (Britain).
Co-founder of Arquivo de Identidade Angolano (the Angolan Identity Archive). Technical advisor on projects working to overcome stigma and discrimination in the provision of health services.
Acclaimed advocate for LGBTI people in Mozambique, Africa and globally. Founding executive director of LAMBDA in Mozambique.
Human rights activist working to protect and promote the human rights of LGBTIQ people, children, sex workers, prisoners, women, immigrants, and people living with HIV in Botswana and beyond.
African philanthropy practitioner experienced in grantmaking. Economic justice activist and civil society strategist with a track record in establishing successful organisations. Chief executive officer of the Other Foundation.
Corporate marketing management leader active in LGBTI workplace organizing for voice and visibility, and LGBTI market development.
Legal activist for rural women’s rights. Practised commercial law with a focus on corporate governance and compliance. Worked as a ministerial advisor in government.
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