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About Access Chapter 2

The name Access Chapter 2(AC2) is based on the South African Constitution of – the Bill of Rights: Chapter 2. AC2 was first registered as a Section 21 Non-Profit Company (NPC) under the Companies Act 2008, then later as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and Pubic Benefit Organisation (PBO). AC2 was initiated to promote the human rights and empowerment of women and girls, and LGBTI+ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) in all their diversity, facilitate participation of civil society organisations at local, national, regional and international level by creating space and coordinating platforms for engagement on governance, policy and accountability processes and by developing innovative and active empowerment for transformation knowledge for community systems strengthening and build solidarity within civil society and other various sectors.


A world where LGBTI + people in their diversity have equal access to human rights.


AC2 works to improve the rights of the women and LGBTI + people locally, regionally and globally. Access Chapter 2 will achieve this through the values of ubuntu, informing public policy, fostering change and promoting human rights and inclusion through provision of direct services, legal support and advocacy, education, research and community engagement.

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