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  • Title: Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: .. About US.. About Us.. Advisory Board.. Staff.. Program.. Leadership Incubator.. Advocacy.. Documentation.. Reports.. Annual Report.. Q-zine.. About Q-zine.. Archive.. Call for Submissions.. The Network.. HFC.. Queer Alliance Nigeria.. Pride Equality.. Pride Equality s Statement for IDAHOT 13.. Newsletter, issue 4.. WHER.. Publications by Members.. Blog.. Partners.. Support Us!.. Appel à contributions Q-zine et Cases Rebelles.. Published December 8, 2013 - No Comments.. Au cœur des communautés LGBTI Afro-descendantes des Caraïbes Jusqu’à présent principalement concentré sur le continent africain, Q-zine, en collaboration avec Cases Rebelles, ouvre un nouvel horizon panafricain.. Nous nous tournons vers les communautés LGBTI afro-descendantes issue.. read more.. Q-zine s Latest Issue: LGBTI Others.. Published August 11, 2013 - No Comments.. Editorial Diverse forms of sexuality and gender identity have always existed in Africa.. The so-called traditional African values now being used to marginalise and discriminate against LGBTI Africans are nineteenth-century European imports.. Ironically, this colonial hangover has forced LGBT.. Press Release: Launch of a New Report.. For Immediate Release Ouagadougou, August 11, 2013 Francophone Sub-Saharan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists are in general underserved with regard to their access to training opportunities and other resources; for lesbian, bisexual, queer and women who have sex with.. Zafè Kominote LGBTI nwa an karayib la.. Published December 8,  ...   chaque 17 mai à travers le monde, cette journée n’est pas passée sans intérêt au réseau des jeunes LGBTI d’Afrique de l’ouest, région du Burkina.. En effet, le 18 mai 2013, pour marquer la commémoration de IDAHOT, QAYN [.. Latest Articles.. Latest Articles from the Blog.. Published December 8, 2013 at 12:45 am.. Published August 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm.. Published August 11, 2013 at 8:28 pm.. Cameroonian LGBTI Civil Society Partners Demand Justice for the Murder of Eric L.. Ohena.. Published July 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm.. A New Report: Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Access to Health Care and Violence/Bias A Sierra Leone Case Study.. Published May 18, 2013 at 1:11 am.. Special Issue on Queer African Style and Fashion.. Published May 16, 2013 at 3:09 am.. Communiqué de presse: Lancement du rapport, Homosexualité, qu en penses-tu? Un sondage d opinion en milieu universitaire de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.. Published May 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm.. Published December 8, 2013 at 12:52 am.. Our 2012 Annual Report.. Published June 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm.. COPYRIGHT BY.. Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d Afrique de l Ouest.. |.. LAYOUT BY.. IWEBIX Webdesign.. Home.. English.. Français.. (.. French.. ).. Multilingual WordPress.. by.. ICanLocalize..

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  • Title: About US « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: You are here:.. About US.. QAYN is the first lesbian‐led LGBTQ regional organization in West Africa, with the aim to become the hub for LGBTQ youth activists and youth-led movement building.. As a loose.. network.. with three organizational members to date, we continue to grow our.. , with the primarily goal of building a powerful community and coalition that invest in collective engagement while supporting members to build their skills, self-confidence and capacities.. QAYN is committed to establishing a wide range of networks to promote a healthy and supportive community both online and offline, where LGBTQ African youth connect, openly discuss issues directly impacting them, exchange information, find relevant resources and regain dignity.. By providing a safe platform, QAYN aims to create a trusting and supportive environment for out and questioning youth to relate to one another, empower them to advance the issues of LGBTQ in Africa and foster activism so that youth can advocate for a more dignified cultural, socio-economic and political environment.. Our Vision.. At the Queer African Youth Networking Center, we envision communities across Africa where out and questioning youth are free to openly explore their sexual orientation and gender identity in a safe and supportive environment..  ...   minorities within their communities.. We understand equality as the absence of discrimination and the promotion of fairness.. Security.. :We value social and economic securities that enable all citizens to access the economic and social tools required to meet their basic needs and fulfill our responsibilities.. Perseverance.. : We realize the daunting tasks ahead of addressing homophobia and transphobia in African cultures, and we embrace the slow and long processes to overturn the misconceptions and traditional practices that harm our communities.. Innovative and strategical Thinking.. : We encourage critical thinking of social issues and foster innovative approaches to promote social change.. Objectives.. To foster communities’ understanding of the broader issues of sexuality and sexual rights in ways that recognize and respect diverse sexual orientations and gender identities;.. To establish a strong network of support by identifying parallels and interconnections between our needs and those of other progressive social movements, and working in collaboration to support agendas that advance human rights for all;.. To build a strong community based on mutual empowerment—through developing comprehensive training programs that build self-confidence,.. leadership.. skills and capacities of our members—with the aim that they will become engaged leaders committed to bringing social change in their respective communities..

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  • Title: Advisory Board « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Advisory Board.. Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Aken’Ova, Nigeria.. Dorothy is a feminist and a sexual rights activist.. She is the founder and Executive Director of INCRESE.. Dorothy designs and manages community projects targeting young people, women, especially women governed by shari’a laws, and other sexual minorities using the Behavioural Change Communication towards the acceptance, protection and promotion of Sexual rights and gender equality.. She has coordinated national research on sexual diversity and human rights in Nigeria and a situational analysis of the status of sexual health and rights in Nigeria.. Dorothy is currently implementing an.. advocacy.. project for the protection of the human rights of sexual minorities, and the eradication of discriminatory laws.. She coordinates the Coalition for the Defense of Sexual rights in Nigeria under whose auspices the bill prohibiting same sex marriage has been defeated twice.. Dorothy is an Ashoka fellow distinguished by her research and response intervention community projects on sexual pleasure in women.. Charles Gueboguo, Cameroon/USA.. Charles Gueboguo is a young African sociologist interested in LGBT issue in Francophone Africa.. He is the author of two books in that regards published in France, L Harmattan: La question homosexuelle en Afrique, le cas du Cameroun (2006) and Sida et homosexualités en Afrique (2009).. Also author of several academic publications in the same subject, he received the the IRN-Africa Simon Nkoli Award (2009).. In recognition of outstanding contributions in the study of sexuality in Africa.. IRN-Africa is an arm of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York, and the Fraser Taylor Award of Canadian Association of African Studies/Association Canadienne des Etudes Africaine (2007).. For the best communication presented by a graduate student during their 2007 annual meeting.. Aba Taylor, Ghana/USA.. As a first-generation Ghanaian Aba Taylor has been involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy, international women’s rights, LGBT and social justice movements for over a decade.. Aba received her Bachelor s degree from Columbia University in New York and a Master s degree from the School of International Training.. She have lived, worked and traveled in Africa, Europe, Asia,  ...   régionales et mondiales, dans le domain des droits sexuels, la santé reproductive et les questions des droits LGBTI dans les différents foras régionaux et internationaux.. Elle a un vif intérêt pour la mobilisation et le partage des ressources entre mouvements sociaux, l’utilisation de la culture populaire comme un outil de changement social et la politique pertinent aux droits sexuels.. Williams Rashidi, Nigeria.. Rashidi is the Founding Executive Director of.. He is a passionate and visionary advocate for equality for all Nigerians regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.. Rashidi was instrumental in the defeat of the same gender marriage bill in 2009, having spoken before the Nigeria Parliament as an open gay man.. He designs project which contributes to the well being and advance the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans people in Nigeria.. He uses his professional and educational capacity to support the work for equality for sexual minorities in Nigeria.. He is a graduate of Science Laboratory Technology from Accra Polytechnic Ghana and is a fellow of the International LGBT and Human Rights Training from the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education.. Bakah Aicha, Niger/Republic Democratic of Congo.. Bakah is an ICT professional currently working with the United Nations World Food.. As an African lesbian living in Niger, she is excited about contributing to QAYN through her lived experiences as well as translation and technical skills.. Although she’s been a resource person for years by sharing lesbian and gay- related materials (websites, books, movies, etc.. ) to fellow African queers, she decided to get involved with QAYN to participate more actively in developing the queer community in West Africa and to help improve access to information for young queer Africans.. Jennifer-noxolo Musangi, Kenya/Afrique du Sud.. Jennifer-noxolo Musangi was born in Kenya and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.. Musangi s research interests include but are not limited to humour, music, tourism, heritage, urban crime, gender and sexuality.. When she is not chasing article and chapter deadlines in her academic life, Musangi transforms herself into an ardent blogger and a non-poet who rants in verse..

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  • Title: Staff « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Staff.. Founder/Program Coordinator.. Mariam Armisen.. mariam@qayn-center.. org.. Mariam Armisen is a queer, self-identified feminist originally from Burkina Faso, West Africa.. Mariam has a eclectic professional background, the majority of which was spent in the retail industry, where she spent over 10 years in various positions.. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion and Merchandising from San Francisco State University.. Although for over a decade she made her living in the corporate sector, she remained engaged in the women’s movement through her volunteering work with various women-led organizations both in West Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area.. Mariam’s interest in philanthropy and how it impacts the work of women-led organizations in Africa led her to seek an internship at a foundation that supports women-led.. groups.. , at the same time when she was forming the Queer African Youth Networking Center (QAYN).. She approached LGBTQ organizing through a feminist lens, interrogating power and resources distribution in social justice movements, how funding guidelines are customizing women’s grassroots movements into NGOs.. She also questions the role and impact of the HIV/AIDS industry and the development industry in contributing to regulating women’s sexuality in Africa.. She hopes through QAYN not only that queer, feminist women will politicize the LGBTQ movement in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, but also will bring inquiry into power, how it is organized in the LGBTQ movements and in the women’s movements – and, how social critique should be a cornerstone of feminism.. Strategic Planning Advisor.. Malee.. Malee is a queer Pan-African woman and a professional question-asker.. Some of her favorite people to ask questions of are young women, African entrepreneurs and people committed to promoting gender equality and sexual rights.. Following her undergraduate education, she worked as an admission counselor for several years, directly helping young people to access a high-quality undergraduate option in the U.. S.. After completing masters degrees in public administration and international relations, she moved to Ghana to work as a Project Coordinator with an international development research organization.. While she enjoys asking questions about entrepreneurship and how to measure the impact of development programs, she also wants to ask more questions about sexuality – policy  ...   which was the entry point (not always inclusive) to discuss the realities of LGBTI people, particularly MSM.. Stéphane advocates for the inclusion of all human rights of LGBTI people with a passion for raising awareness and promoting the rights of LGBTI youth, namely minors who are left out of the African LGBTI movements for complex and legal reasons.. Since August 2011, Stéphane is QAYN’s.. Coordinator of Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (GBT) youth.. Researcher.. Anne Marie Manga.. Anne Marie is a feminist francophone activist based in Cameroon.. A passionate intellectual, she interrupted a career in botanist to study social sciences and the humanities, with a focus on gender studies.. Anne Marie is part of a team of researchers in psychology that produced a guide to social science research (in.. press.. ) in Cameron.. She is preparing a dissertation in psychology, with an emphasis on the sexual orientation and gender identity among African children.. In addition to her research, Anne Marie is a writer, blogger and avid reader, especially of stories and novels with ethnic and LGBT themes.. One of her ambitions is to work with African lesbians to accept and be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity in order to claim their bodily rights and fully experience their sexuality.. Currently, Anne Marie is the Coordinator of the Gender Unit at Humanity First Cameroon (HFC) and the Coordinator of QAYN’s LBTWSW movement building project.. In addition, she also works in projects aiming to facilitate the social rehabilitation of vulnerable women.. Coordinator LBQWSW projects.. Nat.. Nat is a young feminist activist, the kind that surprises you when you least expect it.. She is particularly uncompromising in her work to ensure that women who have sex with women (WSW) are not on the margins of society and especially excluded from the struggle for the rights of LGBTI West Africans.. Nat began her activism as a peer educator and the Coordinator of the Gender department of a local NGO.. She brings her passion, determination and love for social justice to coordinate QAYN’s young LBQWSW programs.. Nat holds a Master degree in Insurance Management and is based in the capital of a coastal West African country..

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  • Title: Program « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Program.. Leave a Reply.. Cancel reply.. Your email address will not be published.. Required fields are marked.. *.. Name.. Email.. Website.. Comment.. You may use these.. HTML.. tags and attributes:.. a href= title= abbr title= acronym title= b blockquote cite= cite code del datetime= em i q cite= strike strong..

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  • Title: Leadership Incubator « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Leadership Incubator.. QAYN supports movement‐building and community organizing led by young lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) through collaborations and partnerships – with individuals, amongst local organizations, and with other.. mission.. ‐aligned organizations.. We believe that LGBTQ young activists must lead the change they want to see in their communities.. To that effect, QAYN actively seeks to identify and support a.. of young activists, particularly queer women activists to develop their personal political agenda to better influence their social justice work.. Activist School.. Gender, Sexuality and Communications: Towards Strengthening the Leadership of Queer, Young Women in Francophone West Africa.. The Activist School on.. Gender, Sexuality and Communication: towards Strengthening the.. Leadership.. of Queer, Young Women in Francophone West Africa.. took place in Burkina Faso from 24 to 28 September 2012.. This training was a collaboration  ...   QAYN.. A rapporteur from Ouagadougou documented the five days training.. The overall goal of the training was to deepen individual and organizational agency.. The theoretical part of the training used a participatory approach to promote collective work and team spirit.. Each day of training had a particular but interlinked theme: day one began with a feminist critical analysis of oppression with a focus on the body, gender, sexuality and power; day two focused on deepening participants knowledge and skills in movement building; the third day focused on organizational development based on feminist leadership principles and the use of media and communications strategies and tools for social change; the fourth day supported capacity development with a focus on personal safety and well-being of the activists and the fifth was dedicated to the development of a collective action plan..

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  • Title: Advocacy « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Advocacy.. Advocacy is integrated in all.. activities.. and programs.. At the community level, our.. is to educate both the LGBTQ community and the society in general on various expressions of sexual orientation and gender identity as a strategy to promote a more tolerant environment for LGBTQ youth.. At the regional level, we mainly work at the NGO Forum and the  ...   important platforms for advancing human rights on the continent.. Since 2011, we have become a regular participant of these spaces.. One of the immediate impacts of our work at the ACmHPR has been to bring visibility on the issues of queer youth and LBTQWSW, particularly in Francophone countries.. In addition, the reports of our.. documentation.. projects are used for advocacy purposes..

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  • Title: Documentation « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Documentation..

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  • Title: Reports « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Reports.. Empowering our constituencies to tell their own stories, and gathering data on the scope and situation of LGBTQ population in West Africa are critical components of our work.. We have a track record for being the only lesbian-led organization producing.. on the realities of LGBTQ with a specific emphasis on LBTQWSW in West Africa.. Our work is a significant contributor to the growing “library” of data on the realities of LGBTQ in Africa.. 2013 Reports.. Between Us: The complexities of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Organizing in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa – Case Studies, Cameroon and Togo.. In her foreword for this report, Dorothy Aken’Ova wrote that,.. “There are currently very few initiatives researching, mobilising, organising, and advocating for the rights and sexual reproductive health of LBQWSW communities.. Even fewer are founded and led by LBQWSW women themselves.. To further complicate the matter, they are faced with herculean challenges ranging from limited or no funding and low.. capacity to hostile policy and legal environments.. ”.. This 30-page report presents two case studies of the work that took place in Togo and Cameroon as an attempt to capture the complexities of community organizing involving and led by LBQWSW women in Central and West Africa.. Its aim is to provide a basis for learning some of the pertinent issues affecting these communities and, to spark a broader discussion on ways to improve and support the work led by LBQWSW activists.. DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY.. Rapport 2013: Homosexualité, qu en penses-tu? Un sondage en milieu universitaire de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.. Introduction.. Les jeunes et le milieu estudiantin sont considérés comme porteurs des futures intellectuels d’un pays, nous étions donc soucieux de sonder ce milieu sur la question de l’existence de l’homosexualité en Afrique et au Burkina Faso en particulier.. Du 21 janvier au 04 février 2013, QAYN a mené  ...   concepts liés à l’orientation sexuelle et/ou à l’identité du genre, et leurs définitions sont toutes approximatives.. D’une part, ce sondage dégage la nécessité de sensibiliser les étudiant-e-s sur la thématique lesbienne, gay, bisexuelle et transgenre, et de l’autre, le besoin d’engager les institutions de l’éducation supérieure sur les angles et les manières d’aborder les questions liées à l’homosexualité dans le cadre éducatif.. Téléchargez le rapport.. 2012 Reports.. Struggling Alone, The Lived Realities of Women who have Sex with Women in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria.. This report is a result of a five-month social context analysis conducted by a young, lesbian-led organization, The Queer African Youth Networking Center (QAYN) to call attentions to the lived realities of lesbians, bisexual, transgendered, queer and women who have sex with women (LBTQWSW) in three West African countries.. A group of passionate and resourceful volunteers engaged in cross-country interviews and focus group discussions to uncover the challenges faced and strategies used by LBTQWSW in living their lives as same-gender loving women.. Survey of Sexual Minorities in Central and West Africa.. The nascent LGBT movement in these West and Central Africa is entirely focused on HIV/AIDS prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM).. Consequently, very little to no initiatives have attempted to research and document the broader sexual minority population.. The Queer African Youth Networking Center (QAYN) Survey of Sexual Minorities in Central and West Africa 2011 is the first attempt by a LGBT organization to better understand the composition and demographic of sexual minority population in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Nigeria.. From late January to late June 2011, in conjunction with Women’s Health and Equal Rights (WHER),.. , Humanity First Cameroon, QAYN branch in Burkina Faso, the network administered an anonymous and informal survey over the phone, text messages and in-person in public locations favorite by the target population..

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  • Title: Annual Report « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Annual Report.. 2012.. DOWNLOAD OUR 2012 ANNUAL REPORT.. 2011.. DOWNLOAD our 2011 ANNUAL REPORT..

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  • Title: Q-zine « Queer African Youth Networking Center/ Réseau des Jeunes LGBTQ d'Afrique de l'Ouest
    Descriptive info: Q-zine.. Q-zine is a pan-African, bilingual (English/French), quarterly electronic magazine by, for and about sexual minority.. in Africa.. Q-zine aims to provide a legitimate outlet for queer Africans to celebrate the creativity and cultural richness of queer life in Africa.. Q-zine s main goal is to encourage sexual minority groups to decide how they should be represented in popular culture.. Call for Submission.. Are you a creative writer? A queer fashion designer? A make up artist? A hairdresser? A fitness guru? A social commentator? A relationship guru? An artist? An entertainer? A journalist? A political commentator? A health care provider? Are you ready to be published? We are seeking your work.. What we are Looking for.. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, illustrations, fashion shoots, make-up and hair style photos, art, book review, music, tv shows and movies reviews, reviews of queer friendly hot spots, articles on politic, human rights, social issues, health topics and fitness.. How to Submit to Q-zine.. All work must be original, unpublished and  ...   photographer.. Please provide a short description of the work, your contact address including facebook page, boutique address and link to a webpage if available.. Deadline: Ongoing.. Q-zine will feature articles, news, editorials, fashion shoots, art pieces, and creative writing on a wide range of topics directly relevant to the lives and experiences of sexual minority groups and their allies in Africa.. Format.. News Politics.. Word count: 500-600 words.. Photo resolution: 300 ppi.. Arts, Culture, Entertainment.. Fashion shoots.. Fashion, make up and hair style shoots should be in color.. They should include the name of the designer, the models, the make up artist and photographer.. Provide a short description of the work, your contact address including facebook page, website, boutique address and price of your work.. Features.. Word count: 1000-1200 words.. Commentary Editorials.. Word count: 400-500 words.. One Comment to "Q-zine".. Young Feminist Wire Call for Submission: Q-zine.. says:.. March 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm.. [.. ] Source: The Queer African Youth Network Center [.. Reply..

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