Updates archive


GBV: greatest risk, but the least attention. New on the toolkit: Saurav Jung Thapa highlights the disproportionate violence and discrimination that lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women face.


The Pope needs to talk about sex. Pauline Oosterhoff writes for IDS arguing that if Pope Francis wants to end violence in Africa, sex education and sexual violence need to be high on his agenda.


Visualisation as storytelling. In this blog post, added to the toolkit, Simon Colmer reflects the journey to visualise online survey data in research on transgender peoples and livelihood options in Vietnam. 


Questions with activist outed by Kenyan tabloid. Lawyer Eric Gitari answers questions on the Guardian about his experiences of being harassed, publicly shamed and fighting for LGBT rights. 


Social media and reilience in LGBT communities. Social media can amplify community resilience according to a blog post by Robert W. Mehney for IMPACT and added to the toolkit.


Vietnam law for transgender rights. A news story has been added to the toolkit on new legislation in Vietnam allowing people who have undergone reassignment to register under new gender. 


Faith and violence. This scoping report, recently added to the toolkit, explores the role of faith communities in preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence.


Religion, gender and sexuality. This report, added to the toolkit, documents a workshop with faith leaders in South Africa, where they discussed issues around sexual diversity and gender justice.


16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Each day during the campaign IDS will be adding new resources on gender-based violence, gender, education and militarism to this Storify.


#LoveAwards: Messages through music. Young Kenyans are competing to produce songs on pleasure and sexuality. This post, new to the toolkit, reflects on the learning processs.