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Carl Collison

Carl Collison

Carl Collison is the Other Foundation’s Rainbow Fellow at the Mail & Guardian. He has contributed to a range of local and international publications, covering social justice issues as well as art and is committed to defending and advancing the human rights of the LGBTI community in Southern Africa.
    Trans toilet access still a struggle
    Trans toilet access still a struggle
    Much like any of the young women at her college, Anouchka Smit entered one of the college’s toilet stalls. A few seconds later, two young men...
    #MiniMeToo breaks long silences
    #MiniMeToo breaks long silences
    He remembers it as if it were yesterday. More than three decades since it ended, the memory is as fresh as it is painful: how, for four years, the...
    No ‘culture of silence’, says Sonke
    No ‘culture of silence’, says Sonke
    In 2009, while attending a workshop for men run by Sonke Gender Justice Network, one of the participants was handed a note by a male Sonke employee...
    Mauritius: Paradise for who?
    Mauritius: Paradise for who?
    Carou Labonne has always been proud of Mauritius, the island she calls home. “I’ve always said it is paradise,” she says.
    ConCourt ruling offers sexual abuse survivors opportunity of ‘getting justice’
    ConCourt ruling offers sexual abuse survivors opportunity of ‘getting justice’
    A ruling by the Constitutional Court on Thursday has lifted the 20-year time limit survivors of sexual assault had to report it.
    Tunisia’s ‘free thinkers’ take on Muslim majority in David and Goliath fight
    Tunisia’s ‘free thinkers’ take on Muslim majority in David and Goliath fight
    To Sofiene Kosksi and a few fellow members of Tunisia’s Association of Free Thinkers the beers they had been given were “like we had hit...
    Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival
    Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival
    Change comes slowly to eSwatini. The nation formerly known as Swaziland — and still labelled as such at border posts, on road signs and on...
    Gay men stalked via dating apps
    Gay men stalked via dating apps
    It was an impulsive decision but one that, more than a year later, Cheslyn Hendricks* still regrets.
    NGO’s sexual harassment  woes grow
    NGO’s sexual harassment woes grow
    Equal Education’s co-founder Doron Isaacs has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment, and senior figures in the organisation, including...
    Justice failed, says initiates’ father
    Justice failed, says initiates’ father
    As many Xhosa parents do, Nelisile Nongqa sent his sons to initiation school in the belief that “every Xhosa boy should go through this ritual”...
    Slice of Life: Divorce is not a failure
    Slice of Life: Divorce is not a failure
    I got married in March 2013. It was a very intimate wedding at a hotel in Cape Town. Steven and I always went there at the time of our anniversary....
    “Several women” allege sexual harassment against Equal Education boss
    “Several women” allege sexual harassment against Equal Education boss
    Tshepo Motsepe, the former head of Equal Education, resigned last month after “several women” alleged they were sexually harassed by him,...