Forum for the Empowerment of Women, is celebrating its tenth anniversary of serving the Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender women in communities of South Africa. The lgbti community and allies will come together on August 4, 2012 to recognize and celebrate our accomplishments/ existence.
We have been fortunate during the ten years to have navigated the non-profit sectors, when many similar organizations have not been as fortunate. Our anniversary approaches when our services are needed more than ever, as crimes against the Lesbian community have increased.
FEW, wishes to extend our gratitude of appreciation to our founders, Zanele Muholi, Donna Smith and so many others. Special thanks are extended to our funders and donors that have been instrumental in our ten years of success.
The Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) is a national, Non-Profit organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which aims to articulate, advance, and protect the rights of Black Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgender women. Our work, energy and resources are focused and deeply rooted in, informed and shaped by our constituency.
Our Mission is the empowerment of women by focusing on developing a Black Lesbian identifies and raises awareness of Black Lesbian women and youth rights.
Our Vision is to champion the rights of Black Lesbian women in a transformed society where all the rights enshrined in the South African Constitution are realized for the benefit of all.
As an activist and feminist organization, we support and build the ability of LBT women to live and work as human rights defenders. We view ourselves as an integral part of the LGBTI sector, the feminist, women’s rights and human rights sectors.
We are involved in a number of projects that address the issues of the LGBTI community which expresses publicly and celebrates our identities through activism and the resilience as Lesbian women. Our activism over the last ten years has raised the consciousness regarding the violations against women particularly hate crimes targeted at Lesbians.
FEW aims to make schools a safe environment for all learners especially the LBGTI learners and build Lesbian activists and organizations that create a safe space for Lesbian women in the Townships.
FEW contributes toward empowering Lesbian women, to address the gender-based violence targeted at lesbian women through the use of media to raise awareness to society about the life experiences of the LBT women in South Africa. FEW continues to work with Community Based Organizations in local Townships to address issues that affect Lesbians
All Friends of FEW are invited to attend our 10th year Anniversary Celebration
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: AGM 1:00pm – 4:00pm – The Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Constitution Hill Atrium
The AGM is aimed at updating FEW constituency and partners on the work of the organization in the past year and provide opportunity for input to the future direction of the organization.
The Evening Event: “Celebrating FEW’s 10th Anniversary” Tie Gala Dinner & Reception Time: 6:00pm – until late
After Party Celebration Open Closet @ Roxy’s Melville