Climate justice and queer rights activism can at first glance seem to exist as separate movements, but further insight shows that they are deeply aligned and are driven by the same values. Queerness thrums with the same harmony that reverberates across nature, which climate justice aims to save. This article focuses on exploring that connection of nature, climate justice and queer activism.
As the vaccine roll-out begins in South Africa and many other African countries, a co-ordinated approach that collaborates the efforts of government and both public and private institutions will be required to ensure success.
“The pandemic has restricted movement and, by extension, community with chosen family. The absence of this means exposure to distress with little support,” says Aanu Jide-Ojo, a clinical psychologist working with the LGBT community in Nigeria.
As a therapist and life coach living and working in Nairobi, Shilpa Shah, has watched the city change over the last four decades. It is still, she says, one of the best cities in the world.
New directions for Pan-Africanism, lockdown wellness, adaptive technologies and resistance music came under spotlight at the 2020 hybrid event of African Crossroads. The event merged immersive playlists with engaging, decolonial discussions.
For many Africans, Western countries continue to represent a certain standard they aspire to. The validation of our experiences, reality, history, cultures, art, music, icons, heroes and heroines continues to be through Western lens and standards.
“I’ve been to prison and you can quote me on this, this country does not care about its citizens.”
As the eldest daughter of a school headmaster, Sarah felt suffocated by the pressure of being a model child at home in Western Kenya. So, she decided to try her luck in the big city, Nairobi. She says it has been a real adventure.
Persuading men to participate more meaningfully in transforming gender relations is essential to shifting attitudes and behaviours linked to the “patriarchal dividend”.