NETBALL AND GENDER
Jun
29
8:00 AM08:00

NETBALL AND GENDER

Rainbow Identity Association (RIA) is a non-profit making organization based in Gaborone Botswana. It advocates for the human rights of transgender and intersex people. The organisation aims at exploring ways of challenging trans-phobic laws and trans-phobia in Botswana. RIA invites you to the Netball and Gender games which is to be held on the 29th of June 2019 from 8am till 4pm in Francistown (exact venue to be communicated soon).

This is the first ever RIA in collaboration with Bonela Netball and Gender social gender netball (8 people per team. 7 on the court, 1 substitute) of which mixed teams are mostly encouraged, (Teams of any gender and any age). It targets all types of women/men/non-conforming gender, from individual to corporate. Why Netball and Gender? RIA aims to get the General public involved in a productively fun activity that is sociable, common, easy and enjoyable. RIA saw it important to unite T&I(Trans & Intersex) community and the general public to celebrate this day in order to keep active, raise awareness, bring understanding, be entertained, be mentally and physically fit while networking with fellow peers.

Rainbow Identity Association hereby requests you or your organisation to participate in this event along with your soccer team. This is very important as we believe that your involvement will add value to the achievements and history of Netball and Gender. Please note that the tournament is about fun therefore your team anyone is welcome to play. Once again Netball and gender’s target is all types of women/men/ gender non-conforming and or intersex, from individual to corporate. Each team register with fifty pula (P50) and we also encourage organizations to bring materials to disseminate with cost of hundred pula stall (P100) and or bull stalls to sell anything as long as it is legal. The venue will be communicated soon.

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IDAHOT 2019 COMMEMORATION
May
18
8:00 AM08:00

IDAHOT 2019 COMMEMORATION

Rainbow identity will be commemorating IDAHOT 2019 in Kanye on the 18th of May at Kanye, the day will start off with a march from Mahube mall to BG mall at 8 am. the day will be filled with sensetisation talks and there will be a guest key note speaker. #defendersoffreedomjustice&equality.

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Soccer and Gender 2019
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Soccer and Gender 2019

Time for registering for RIA annual Soccer and Gender is finally here. every year RIA hosts soccer 6 aside where a team of 8 across all gender can register at P250.00 per team to compete. This years soccer and gender will be on the 27th at Tlogatloga Jss. stalls are available too at P150.00 each.



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YOUTH PITSO
Mar
23
8:00 AM08:00

YOUTH PITSO

Rainbow Identity Association is having a Youth Pitso for youth between the ages 18 - 35 to engage in conversation about the issues that affect us as youth, under the banner 'The Botswana we want'. This is to give the youth a platform to discuss issues and to come up with solutions that will not only benefit us but the next generation.

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BOBELA STAS ANNUAL TRADITIONAL GAMES
Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

BOBELA STAS ANNUAL TRADITIONAL GAMES

Bobela Stas is an LGBTI support group which was formed last year and currently affiliated with Rainbow Identity Association (RIA- a non-profit making organization based in Gaborone Botswana. It is an association of transgender people (Trans-women, Intersexed, Trans-men, queer gender, gender questioning, transsexuals and non-conforming gender). The organisation aims at exploring ways of challenging trans-phobic laws and trans-phobia in Botswana. The organization was legally registered in December 2010 by registrar of societies) for assistance in anything that the organisation can help out with in terms of services and funds.

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IDAHOT 2018
May
17
8:00 AM08:00

IDAHOT 2018

Every year the global community of sexual and gender minorities identifies one specific focus issue for the celebrations around May 17th. This focus issue is of course only a suggestion and it is left for everyone to see how this is relevant for their strategies. This year, the proposal is to focus attention on ALLIANCES for SOLIDARITY. Indeed, no battle can be won in isolation. We all need to keep strengthening alliances, especially when we need to ensure safety, fight violence, lobby for legal change, and/or campaign to change hearts and minds. Putting the focus of the Day on Solidarity and Alliances can create a valuable opportunity for all of us to reach out to our current partners to reinforce our bond, to reach out to new partners to raise awareness of our commonalities, and to engage in collective action around the Day.

 

This focus should also be a welcome reminder of the need for solidarity within the communities of sexual and gender minorities, as the rights of one specific group cannot be solidly secured if the rights of other groups are left unchallenged. The focus on alliances should also highlight the necessity for sexual and gender minorities to be allies to other vulnerable groups (e.g. migrants, people living in poverty, vulnerable children, etc.).

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