Iranti is a Johannesburg-based media-advocacy organisation which advocates for the rights of LGBTI+ persons, with specific focus on lesbian, transgender (including gender non-conforming) and intersex persons in Africa. Iranti works within a human rights framework raising issues on gender identities, and sexuality, through the strategic use of multimedia storytelling, research and activism.
Iranti is an organisation by and for trans, lesbian and intersex persons and was formed with the clear intention of building strategic partnerships and movements that use media as a key platform for critical engagement, mobilisation, capacity development, reframing of perceptions, and advocacy interventions across Africa. Iranti works at country, regional (Africa) and international levels.
We believe that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (LGBTI+) landscape on the African continent is fast changing and requires an organisation that can adapt to the changing circumstances just as fast. We believe that violence against lesbians, gender non-conforming, trans and intersex persons in Africa has increased over the years and demands rapid response and in real time. To optimize our impact, we are committed to being agile and responsive to these fast changing circumstances while still keeping to our mission and strategic outcomes.