Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Programmes

The Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Office (GEADO) does advocacy and training on anti- discrimination and sexual equity, constitutional rights, LGBTIQ+ awareness, gender transformation, safe space training, diversity and sensitivity training.

Contact: Any of the GEAD officers on the respective campuses.


  • Safety zone training
  • Gender sensitisation
  •  Sexuality sensitisation
  • Sexual harassment training
  • GEAD induction

Partners: Free State Rainbow Seeds (LGBTQIA NGO and NPO) Organisation that supports MSM.

Mainly conducts sexuality sensitisation.

Commission for Gender Equality (CGE): Statutory watchdog. Chapter 9 institution.

The CGE, as a Chapter 9 institution, has a constitutional mandate to promote the protection, development, and attainment of gender equality. This constitutional obligation mandates the CGE to monitor any entity within a public or private sector, and to hold them accountable to their constitutional obligations.

  • South African Human Rights Commission: Chapter 9 institution.
  • Father A Nation. Partner in our Positive Masculinities project.
  • Sonke Gender Justice. Partner in our Positive Masculinities project.
  • Centre for Gender and Africa Studies (UFS).
  • Partner in the Southern African Association for Gender Studies (SAAGS).
  • Department of Sociology. Partner in our Positive Masculinities project. 

Anti-discrimination sensitisation

Focuses on hate and bias involving incidents such as transphobia, racism, xenophobia, and Afrophobia, among others.

Gender and sexuality sensitisation

Addresses matters involving consent, sexual minorities, gender identities, as well as gender and sexuality sensitisation. Also, issues relating to gender-based violence, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct.

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