LGBTIQ Political Leadership Institute in South Africa
Do you want things to change? Get involved and make them happen! Become the driving force to making sure democracy responds to the needs of the LGBTI people in South Africa. Apply to the LGBTIQ Political Leadership Institute in South Africa! The application deadline is March 12, 2019, at 11:29pm South African Time.
South Africa is among the countries with the most comprehensive protections for LGBTIQ people, with a constitutional clause banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. At the same time, 72% of the general population still considers same-sex sexual activity morally wrong.
The LGBTIQ Victory Institute and Triangle Project are working to breach the gap identified by local activists and train a new wave of LGBTIQ leaders who are politically active and engaged with their communities. The Leadership Institute is a transformative opportunity for activists to gain theoretical and practical content needed to become political candidates or joining political parties. The program is structured in 4 modules with a duration of 2 and a half days each, to be delivered from May to September 2019 in Cape Town. Trainees will receive a scholarship that would cover transportation to Cape Town, meals, and accommodation during the training.
Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organization offering professional services to ensure the full realization of constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, their partners and families.
LGBTQ Victory Institute is a US-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons participating in the democratic process by providing training and support in this process.