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Teen Footballer And LGBT Activist Stabbed To Death For Being Lesbian

Teen Footballer And LGBT Activist Stabbed To Death For Being Lesbian

Her name was Sihle Sikoji, she was 19 years old, and she was from the Western Cape. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

This group's work is so important and effective that it's even caught the attention of bad-ass First Lady Michelle Obama. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Formed in 2008 with the mission to raise awareness about the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in the community, Free Gender participates in protests, meetings, and gives educational talks. [Read More]

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Over-40 South African women’s football club Tsogang Basadi seeks kits, sponsors for upcoming 16 Days of Activism match

Over-40 South African women’s football club Tsogang Basadi seeks kits, sponsors for upcoming 16 Days of Activism match

The 32 women of Tsogang Basadi (rise up women) FC need sponsors or donations to get their winter track suits and equipment as they prepare for an upcoming 16 Days of Activism football match. Tsogang Basadi FC is a football  [Read More]

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Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

How could I say no to an editor who signs her emails "With solidarity"? [Read More]

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Another ‘corrective’ rape and murder in Kwa-Thema, still no government response

Six weeks have passed since South African officials met with Ndumi Funda of Luleki Sizwe and promised to address the issue of 'corrective' rape*. [Read More]

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‘Amen’ provokes ‘hallelujah’

I write about football a lot, and that means I read about football a lot. The game’s universality is one of the things that makes it beautiful, and it’s resulted in a vast and varied library of football stories. People  [Read More]

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Ndumie Funda and over 170,000 others find success in meeting with South African officials about ‘corrective’ rape

Ndumie Funda and over 170,000 others find success in meeting with South African officials about ‘corrective’ rape

Yesterday, Luleki Sizwe founder Ndumie Funda delivered a petition of over 170,000 names [Read More]

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Girls and Football SA launch new site

Girls and Football SA launch new site

My feeds are filling up with posts suggesting that today's been balmy and bright in my hometown. Spring is awesome for many reasons, but I think the best part of the season is that yearning, expectant clench I feel in my stomach when I get within striking distance of pulling on my cleats... [Read More]

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Football Against “Corrective” Rape

“South Africa is the rape capital of the world. A South African girl born today is more likely to be raped than she is to learn to read.” - Avaaz.org “Corrective” rape refers to the practice of men raping lesbians  [Read More]

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