Trans and Intersex Africa (TIA), Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender and Intersex Women of Africa (S.H.E), and Gender DynamiX (GDX) hosted the 2nd Trans Health, Research and Advocacy Conference in Cape Town, South Africa between 31 May and 2 June 2014.
This was the largest conference in the series to date and had a total of 198 participants, of which 25 were from the African region, which included Botswana, Egypt, Lesotho, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Other participating African countries included Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Madagascar, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.
Dr Kevin Adams from the Groote Schuur Multidisciplinary Transgender Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa collaborated with Dr Kojovid from Serbia in an operating theatre in the Groote Schuur hospital to provide surgical training, which included filming to reach a wider training audience. Dr Asa Radix, Kristian Randjelovic, Mauro Cabral Sam Winter, Arlene Lev, and Cecilia Chung made presentations on various topics and participated throughout the conference. Besides an overview of the complete programme and speakers, the conference report includes an audit that compares the 2011 conference recommendations to the progress made between the first and second conferences.
The report cover is a collection of images from a collaborative project with the SistaazHood sex worker group and Robert Hamblin.