Outside the Safety Zone
First title to come out of MaThoko’s Books, Outside the Safety Zone (to be released late February/early March)
Outside the Safety Zone provides a much-needed foundation on which to build future research into violence against LGBTI communities in general, and against lesbian and gender-nonconforming women in particular.
The report examines a range of key issues relating to gender-based violence, including naming and describing sources of violence, measuring the problem, conceptualising its causes and consequences, and responding to violence against LGBTI communities.
Through its detailed survey of existing scholarship, Outside the Safety Zone isolates and describes crucial information gaps, and puts forward a comprehensive list of future research priorities. In its wide reach, the report tackles many thorny issues, among them political will, the concept of hate crimes, and intimate partner violence.
This report is an invaluable tool for any person or organisation involved with gender-based violence in all its manifestations.
Reclaiming the L-Word
A collaboration between MaThoko and Modjaji Books.