Webtalk 23.09.: Women Human Rights Defenders: How Intersectionality is put into Practice in Southern Africa

Drei Aktivistinnen aus dem südlichen Afrika (Mosambik, Eswatini und Botswana) sprechen über ihren Aktivismus in schwierigem Umfeld. Und über die Frage, was ihr intersektionaler Anspruch in der Praxis bedeutet. Die Veranstaltung findet am Donnerstag, 23. September, 17-18 Uhr per Zoom und in englischer Sprache statt. Alle Informationen und Anmeldelink finden Sie weiter unten

Online-Talk: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 5 – 6 pm | Please click on this link to register: https://eveeno.com/HES-women-rights-SA

Activists from lesbian, bi- and queer women’s collectives in Mozambique and Eswatini will inform us of the current developments that are impacting their work in their respective countries. They will explain how the concept of intersectionality is being put into practice amidst often violent challenges. We will also hear about the feminist strategy of the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) and their experiences.

We will also discuss  what the growing threat to LGBTI people in various countries means for us in Germany, particularly in view of the German government’s new LGBTI Inclusion Strategy for Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation.


Botho Maruatona, Coalition of African Lesbians, Community and Campaigns Officer (Botswana)
Uzna, Feminist Brunch/Masakhane Collective (Mozambique)
Thuthu, Eswatini Queer Women’s Collective (Eswatini)

Moderator: Cornelia Sperling, Project Supporter of Masakhane (Germany)

Please click on this link to register: https://eveeno.com/HES-women-rights-SA

The access link for the Zoom session will be sent to all registered users by email a few hours in advance of the event. The event will be held in English.

Masakhane is the largest development cooperation project for lesbian and transwomen ever funded by the BMZ (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The project was initiated in 2014 by LSVD and filia.die frauenstiftung and is led by the Coalition of African Lesbians, which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background information:

An event by Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation as part of the project: LGBTIQ Human Rights Defenders.