March 31, 2021
The South African Department of Home Affairs is considering a new ID policy that would, among other things, make changes to how sex and gender are represented on ID documents. IAM’s Greyson V. Thela looks closely at the proposed changes and reflects on what the implications may be on trans and gender diverse communities in South Africa.
March 15, 2021
Reverend Jacques Jacobs of the Nababeep URCSA congregation spoke with IAM about his own journey towards embracing an inclusive church, the work he asked IAM to do with his presbytery, and advice for other religious leaders looking to kickstart conversations around diverse identities in their congregations.
March 10, 2021
The IAM team came together with our seven regional partners in Feb 2021 to co-create contextual interventions that work to advance comprehensive sexuality education and access to reproductive health and rights across the continent.
March 5, 2021
March 3, 2021
Rev Johan van Niekerk, minister at the Dutch Reformed Church in Somerset West, speaks with us about encouraging his congregation to love unconditionally, find common ground with those who are different, and journeying together toward an inclusive congregation.
December 8, 2020
November 24, 2020
November 23, 2020
IAM’s early and continued work with the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) in South Africa has been foundational to how we approach transformation within the church. The power of using one’s own story to build empathy, the importance of dialogue to drive change, and the strength of long-term, sustained impact can truly impact change were beliefs that have all largely been borne out in our work with the DRC over the past 25 years, and continue to influence our work today.
November 18, 2020
On this year’s International Transgender Day of Remembrance, IAM staff and Trans activist partners reflect on the losses the community continues to suffer, the impact of COVID-19, and how we can take concrete actions to support the transgender community.
November 16, 2020
IAM’s partnerships with tertiary learning institutions form an integral part of the way that IAM works. We reached out to a number of our partners that we’ve worked with over the years and asked them to reflect on our work together and the impact that it has had on their work in the classroom. Professor Charlene van der Walt and three UKZN students reflect on the importance of the work that IAM is doing in the field of Gender and Religion.