Past Work

Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius together with CoED members Dani Linde and Keletso Makofane organised a rally to protest homophobia in Uganda and Malawi.

Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius together with CoED members Dani Linde and Keletso Makofane organised a rally to protest homophobia in Uganda and Malawi.

 

In 2009, under the guidance of activist Zackie Achmat, the Coalition to End Discrimination was formed and run by UCT students with a vested interest in the pursuit for equality in South Africa and the rest of the world.

Under the Coalition to End Discrimination and with the help of the dedicated activists Keletso Makofane, Louis Fourie and Daniel Linde, I helped organise several protests partnering with organisations such as the Treatment Action Campaign, Social Justice Coalition and Free Gender. Our protests focused on Lesbian “Corrective” Rape, a pressing issue in South Africa.

 

Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius on behalf of the Coalition to End Discrimination at the Zoliswa Nkonyana Trial.

Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius on behalf of the Coalition to End Discrimination at the Zoliswa Nkonyana Trial.

 

Working with the Coalition to End Discrimination was a vital lesson in organised, responsive political action as well as in leadership and social responsibility.

Read more about lesbian “corrective” rape at

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-07-15-00-violence-against-black-lesbians-is-a-struggle-for-power

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