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Make South Africa's LGBTI Task Team WORK!!!

Make South Africa's LGBTI Task Team WORK!!!

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This petition has been created by LGBTI COALITION FOR ACCOUNTABILITY B. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
LGBTI COALITION FOR ACCOUNTABILITY B.
started this petition to
Andries Nel, Deputy Minister, Department of Justice,
Ndumie Funda,
Phindi Malaza, Fellowship for the Empowerment of Women,
Depika Nath, Human Rights Watch,
Director, Triangle Project,
Nokwezi Hoboyi, TAC,
Juan Nel, UNISA Applied Psychology

SA's TASK TEAM ON HOMOPHIC HATE CRIMES TURN 2!

In May 2011, South Africa's Department of Justice set up an TEMPORARY Task Team to combat homophobic hate crimes comprising of representatives from Civil Society and Governmental Departments.

The mission was to discuss initiatives to raise awareness, intervene with traditional leaders and to research and review prosecution of homophobic violence, even potentially passing a HATE CRIMES BILL!

HOWEVER THE TASK TEAM AS A BODY HAS NEVER:

- released a statement on any major LGBTI issue, homophobic attack, rape or murder to broader LGBTI or South African communities

- published progress or status report since its formation.

- attended LGBTI protests, hate crimes court cases or pride events.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

BREAK THE SILENCE!

WE MUST GET THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE TO MAKE USE OF THEIR POSITION!

Phindi Malaza (Forum for the Empowerment of Women), Zethu Matabeni (Gay and Lesbian Archives), Jill Henderson (Triangle Project) and Juan Nel (Unisa Centre for Applied Psychology). Dipika Nath (Human Rights Watch)
Nokhwezi Hoboyi (Treatment Action Campaign).

The Gay Flag of South Africa, Funeka Soldaat of Free Gender (Lesbian Rape NPO) and Laurie Gaum an LGBTI Spiritual Leader are asking you to LEND YOUR SUPPORT!

WE DEMAND THAT THE TASK TEAM:

- set up channels of communication to broader LGBTI South Africa and South Africans in general.
- publish how to gain access to the Task Team for victims of
homophobic violence nor relevant NPO's.
- published and raised awareness of the status and progress of the Task Team.
- execute National or Regional caucuses as promised to:
-> escalate LGBTI community issues to government.
-> elect permanent Task Team Members.

HELP US HELP OURSELVES!

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