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UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner’s Visit Sparks Hope for LGBTQI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: The Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) recently met with LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in South Africa.
SA’s Refugee White Paper and its implications for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers: South Africa's new White Paper on refugee protection has critical implications, especially for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in the country.
Advocating for LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers at Soweto Pride: The 19th annual Soweto Pride brought to the forefront the critical issues faced by LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa.
Opinion: Johannesburg fire highlights urgent need for LGBTQI+ shelter: The recent Johannesburg fire has highlighted the desperate need for safe housing and shelter for marginalised LGBTQI+ migrants and refugees.
DRC blocks SA human rights advocate Dr Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala: In a concerning turn of events, South Africa’s Dr Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala was barred from speaking on human rights in the DRC.
Africa: Anti-LGBTQI+ laws hamper efforts to combat HIV: In many African countries, anti-gay legislation and LGBTQI+ discrimination have created significant barriers to healthcare access.
Cameroon: Persecution is generating a wave of LGBTIQ+ refugees and asylum seekers: LGBTQ+ people in Cameroon face alarming persecution, forcing many to flee their country in search of safety and protection in South Africa.