People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP), and Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. 2013. ‘Economic Injustice: Employment and Housing Discrimination Against LGBTI Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Africa’. Cape Town: Open Society Foundation.
- Category: Reports
- Source: NGOs
- Subject: Trans woman,Xenophobia,Asylum/Refugee,Discrimination,Gay,Homophobia,Law/Legistation,Lesbian,Marginalisation,Sex work,Transgender,Transphobia,Violence
- Place: Angola,Burundi,Congo, Democratic Republic of the,Ethiopia,Kenya,Malawi,Nigeria,Somalia,South Africa,Tanzania,Uganda,Zimbabwe
- Year: 2013
- File: 2013-Leitner-South-Africa-PASSOP-LGBT-report-1.pdf
This report seeks to raise awareness of the discrimination that LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers face in the South African employment and housing markets. Discriminatory practices against the LGBTI community and foreigners, coupled with the lack of enforcement of existing anti-discrimination laws, create barriers to employment and housing for LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers. The South African asylum process further hinders LGBTI asylum seekers’ access to stable and secure housing and employment