Joint Working Group
Joint Working GroupThe Joint Working Group (JWG) is a national network of LGBTI-focused organisations in South Africa. The JWG represents the organised LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) sector, and speaks and acts in the interest of our respective and diverse constituencies.

The JWG aims to strengthen the LGBTI sector so as to maximise our responses to LGBTI needs and rights. We do this through research; advocacy; constructive dialogue and collaboration; public education; social mobilisation; and positive expressions of our diversity.

The JWG is committed to developing partnerships; enabling the collective use of resources; and drawing on the strengths of participating organisations in contributing towards the realisation of equal access to services and rights for LGBTI people.

With partners across the human rights spectrum the JWG builds alliances with those who share the vision, towards social justice, transformation and development of South African society.

Working within a human rights framework, the JWG strives to be progressive, transformative, democratic, inclusive, provide equal opportunities, heterogeneous, respectful of diversity, non-racist, non-sexist, anti-patriarchy, and empowering.

Members of the JWG are