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Why is Pride month still significant in 2021?

Why is Pride month still significant in 2021?

From protests to marches, to pride celebrations and now a Pride month; the Pride Month was established by President Barack Obama to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. Pride month is celebrated in June where LGBTQ+ people come together to celebrate the acceptance of sexual diversity.

Vacancy: Communication Officer

Vacancy: Communication Officer

The Young Queer Alliance (YQA), a youth-led Non-Governmental Organisation working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) people is looking for a motivated, passionate and dynamic person to work as Communication Officer.

Follow-up on the United Nations 5th CESCR Periodic Report (Mauritius)

Follow-up on the United Nations 5th CESCR Periodic Report (Mauritius)

Mauritius still allows discrimination based on sexual orientation, specifically through the criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts and the lack of legal recognition of same-sex couples; and does not consider gender identity as a protected ground under the Equal Opportunities Act. This demonstrates that the recommendation of the UN CESCR has not been fully implemented.

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

Choosing to Challenge also means challenging the concept of gender; gender related inequalities; and male authority and dominance. In so, it means recognising that LGBTQ people are also the victims when it comes to gender inequalities and discriminations.

I-Story: Velani

I-Story: Velani

Many trans people face challenges in life due to non-recognition by the Mauritian State and are therefore, deprived of many rights; either legal, constitutional, and social. For administrative matters, trans people do not have the freedom to be identified as a third gender; and while using public washrooms, trans people are often kicked out by security guards.

Vacancy: Administrative and Support Staff

Vacancy: Administrative and Support Staff

The Young Queer Alliance (YQA), a youth-led Non-Governmental Organisation working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) people is looking for a motivated, passionate and dynamic person to work as Administrative and Support Staff.

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