South African human rights lawyer, Sibongile Ndashe, is working to protect lgbt rights through her organization, Initiative for Strategic Litigation, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“We live in a country that has got extremely high levels of violence against LGBT people. And I think what it teaches us is that legal and policy change that comes from courts or from parliament is not enough to bring about social change. That’s why in our work we are really invested in not only working with the court but also this idea that we need to be able to work with the people who are impacted by the laws so that the struggle doesn’t die once lawyers have had their champagne moments and they have won their cases.”
– Sibongile Ndashe
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