GALZGays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe
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Police officers were alleged to have attacked many of the GALZ members before detaining 31 men and 13 women at the central police station.
The $5,000 award will allow GALZ to further its current efforts on behalf of women's rights, economic equality and their HIV/AIDS campaign, which provides care and education in attempts to reduce the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.
The former players and football coach will visit Football for Hope Centers, the Samora Machel Soccer League, and the NFAs Galz & Goals Project in Windhoek.
Let me pause here to note that African-led gay rights organisations, like Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) and Malawi's Centre for the Development of People, give the lie to assertions such as Akomolafe's that the struggle for gay rights in Africa is a "cultural imposition from the West".
The sight of hundreds of girls gathered together to take part in a game of football is not something we see every day, but this is set to change with the introduction of the Galz & Goals Football Project into Namibia.
The Spar Retail Group donated N$115 400 to the Galz & Goals initiative as part of its corporate social responsibility, this week.
This was evident when Saki shared his trials as a human rights lawyer in the land of Robert Mugabe and his cronies, where people tell you "I obey political orders and not court orders." The question of what makes a human rights activist also came up when he shared the impact of the eviction of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) from a meeting between government and civil society on a proposed Human Rights Commission.
Jackey Gertze, head of NFA's women desk, who is invited to attend a three-day FIFA Women's Football symposium in Frankfurt as well as de liver a presentation on the successful Galz & Goals programme in Namibia, will also leave for Germany with NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro.
Examples such as LeGaBiBo in Botswana, Galz in Zimbabwe, Galebitra in Kenya, Rainbow project in Namibia, Africanveil in Zambia, Behind the Mask and Triangle Project in South Africa, and many others prove that homosexuality is African, just as it is human and natural!
More established lgbt organisations such as The Rainbow Project in Namibia (trp), Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), Behind The Mask (BTM) in Johannesburg, South Africa and Livelihood Development in Uganda shared their successes and challenges in order for other groups to learn from them.
Meanwhile, to empower Namibian adolescent girls through participation in football leagues and festivals, the NFA recently held the Galz & Goals football festival at the Nau-Aib Stadium in Okahandja after successful events in the Khomas, Karas, Kunene, Kavango and Erongo regions, last year.