1. UNAIDS Capacity Building support
SASOD and GUYBOW will have discussions with UNAIDS on a joint initiative around the issues of stigma, discrimination especially afforded to 'men who have sex with men' .
Please go to the OAS civil society forum on the new convention on racism and intolerance, and the forum is open for views from CIVIL society.
The Ethnic Relations Commission was asked again about the request on dealing with homophobic music. They have not responded.
SASOD will be a part of the IGLHRC delegation to advocate for changes in recognition of gay and lesbian rights. This will be done in Geneva, at the same time of the ILGA conference.
SASOD will be proceeding with registration through a trust deed. It was recognised that some formal arrangement would help in conducting activities and being accountable to the public.
4. Painting the Spectrum 2....
VOLUNTEERS are needed to work with SASOD on Painting the Spectrum 2 which will be held during June of this year to coincide with International Pride Activities. Venues, sponsors and suggestions for Films are being explored. Please let us know if you have any films to lend,donate to us.
Forum for Effectiveness and Solidarity
SASOD members are encouraged to participate in the Voter Education, monitoring activities which the Forum for Effectiveness and Solidarity are conducting. More details later.