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Welcome to the Sexual Rights Litigation Network (SXLN) information page. The goal is to provide information about the SXLN, as well as guidance for using our various tools to establish and strengthen local networks.
If you are interested in using the SXLN curriculum modules, we recommend following these steps:

1. Glean basic information about the SXLN by exploring our website and learning about our mission and approach to strategic litigation.


3. Conduct a contextual analysis to identify the specific needs and challenges faced by your community and movement in regards to SOGIE rights.

4. Select members to be part of the network, including individuals in the community, institutional partners, and movement lawyers. [DOWNLOAD: ENGAGING POTENTIAL NETWORK MEMBERS]

5. Invite ISLA to guide the development of the network, support development of cases, and provide capacity strengthening and institutional strengthening over 3 years.

6. After the 3 years, the network should be able to operate independently of ISLA and to fundraise, make decisions, and litigate.

We understand that the process of establishing and strengthening a local network can be complex and challenging. However, by following these steps and utilizing the resources provided by the SXLN, we believe that you will be able to effectively establish and strengthen your local network, and work towards achieving social change through strategic litigation.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional guidance. We are here to support you in your efforts to advance SOGIE rights in your community.

About Us

Founded in 2014, the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) is a Pan-African and feminist initiative with a timely remit: to strengthen strategic human rights litigation across the African continent. Essentially, we aim to change the way that strategic litigation is used so as to enable broader access to justice and to support those who seek to hold states accountable for violations of women’s human rights and sexual rights.

Contact Details

Contact Number:

+27 11 338 9028

Fax: +27 11 338 9029

Address: 208-211 Rahima Moosa Street, Marble Towers, 15th Floor Johannesburg, 2001 Gauteng, South Africa