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IDAHOT celebrates the declaration of the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization on 17 May 1999 that homosexuality was no longer classified as an illness. It was launched in 2004, as a global commemoration of that day. The theme of the 2015 IDAHOT was LGBTI youth. Across the globe, countries planned coordinated events dealing with the right to a safe environment, where members of the LGBTI community are free to express their individual personalities and talents. The IDAHOT2015 commemorations in Bloemfontein focused on issues affecting LGBTI youth in particular on transgender identity, an identity that is complex and little understood.
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For the first time in history on May 17 2015, Free State joins the world in commemorating the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
Join top celebs Kelly Khumalo, Joey Rasdien, DJ Sbu, Thandiswa Mazwai & Masechaba Lekalake to talk human rights. Learn about your right to food and sex, and find out who the 'human' in human rights points to!
The Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Judge Navi Pillay addressed the launch of Amarightza, the new programme of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) and the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) in partnership with the European Union (EU) on 10 December 2014 at Constitution Hill.
Yasmin Sooka, FHR Executive Director, was in conversation with the SAFM Talk Shop about the intentions of the new Amarightza programme