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Uthingo Network

Uthingo Network is a legally registered organisation that advocates for the social inclusion and acceptance of LGBTI persons. Our work is inspired by the fact that KZN is South Africa's 2nd populous province, and rural communities are associated with a lower acceptance for LGBTI people. However, despite this reality, most funding and advocacy efforts for LGBTI equality, safety, and social and economic inclusion are focused on major urban locations. Our approach is a collaboration with the broader community and other strategic partners, including families, the education and health sectors, and traditional, religious, and political leaders to create an inclusive, safe, equitable, and LGBTI-affirming society in which LGBTI persons can access their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics [SOGIESC] rights without fearing anti-LGBTI stigma, discrimination, and violence.