Organisation

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31 March 2021 — Trans-Arc-En-Ciel Guinée Founded, Guinea (Guinea-Conakry)

Based in Guinea (Guinea-Conakry), Trans-Arc-En-Ciel Guinée was founded on 31 March 2021 by Binette, Mimi, Christine and Rubi. It is a non-governmental, non-profit association of transgender women which campaigns for the recognition and respect of their rights, access to equitable care and economic empowerment of trans women in the Republic of Guinea. Translated from the …

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20 December 2019 — Initiative of Trans With a Mission – Uganda (ITWAM) Founded, Uganda

The Initiative of Trans with a Mission-Uganda (ITWAM) was founded by Gafidyn Rae Wesonga and a few other members of the trans community on 20 December 2019 (names withheld for safety reasons). They’re a rural, indigenous, non-hierarchical, trans-feminist, youth-led community-based organisation. Focus areas ITWAM’s primary focus areas include: ITWAM works towards advancing equity, equality, and …

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Birth of the African Intersex Movement Network

June 2019 — The Birth of the African Intersex Movement (AIM), Kenya

In June 2019, a historic moment unfolded as 21 African Intersex human rights defenders from across the African continent convened in Kenya under the theme “Visibility… Voice… Freedom”, from the 19th to the 21st of June to establish the African Intersex Movement (AIM). The landmark initiative aimed at sharing information, skills and resources while advancing …

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2 May 2018 — Founding of Intersex Society of Zambia (ISSZ), Zambia

Founded by Mphatso Sakala, Intersex Society Zambia (ISSZ) is an intersex-led not-for-profit non-governmental organisation founded on 2nd May 2018. It ISSZ started its operations on 1st April 2019 and was registered on 19th May 2019. It exists to facilitate the recognition and protection of intersex people and to promote access to social, legal, political, spiritual …

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2018 — Groupe d’action Féministe Maroc (GAFM) Founded, Morocco

Groupe d’action féministe Moroc (GAFM) was founded in 2018, aspiring to work to eliminate gender expression-based violence through an intersectional and feminist self-defence method. The group is led by trans, non-binary people and is community-specific. GAFM aims to promote feminist self-defence as a means of emancipation through sharing information, establishing contact, creating actions and exchanging …

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June 2017 — Founding of West Africa Trans Forum, Liberia

West Africa Trans Forum (WATF) was founded in June 2017. It is a network of trans people and/or groups led by trans, intersex and non-conforming people whose work requires a strong movement both nationally and regionally because they face a great threat in issues of violations and discrimination.  Mission The mission of WATF is to Objectives Values and …

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2017 — ENVOL Association (Action Santé Trans* Bénin) Founded, Benin

Background Action Santé Trans* Bénin (ENVOL) is a human rights organisation founded in 2017 in Benin. It was officially registered in 2019. ENVOL is committed to creating an enabling environment for the health and well-being of discriminated against and marginalised trans people in order to fight for the respect of their human rights through the …

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July 2016 — Founding of East Africa Trans Health and Advocacy Network (EATHAN), East Africa

In July 2016, The East Africa Trans Health and Advocacy Network (EATHAN) was formed in Kenya as a network of trans-diverse activists and organisations in East Africa working to improve the livelihoods of gender-diverse persons in East Africa. Member organisations represent 25 activist and trans community organisations across Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. EATHAN’s …

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2016 — Publication of “Ending Pathological Practices Against Trans and Intersex Bodies in Africa”

In 2016, South Africa’s Iranti, as well as the Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), Stop Trans Pathologization 2012 (STP) team, and Transgender Europe (TGEU), hosted a workshop to share knowledge and learning and to form advocacy strategies against the pathologisation of trans and intersex people in Africa based on …

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April 2016 — Synergy Trans Benin Founded, Benin

In April 2016, Synergy Trans* Benin was established as the first national trans organisation in Benin, intervening for the rights and development of trans people in the country. They are campaigning to increase the visibility of the needs and realities experienced in Black communities of French-Africa (Francophone Africa). The Executive Director for Synergy Trans* Benin …

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October 2015 — Founding of Wings to Transcend Namibia (WTTN),  Namibia

Jholerina  B. Timbo founded Wings to Transcend Namibia (WTTN) in October 2015. Jholerina is one of the trans activists who collaborated with Gabrielle Le Roux in the Proudly African portrait drawing series, which was created during the Eastern and Southern African Trans/Gender Identity Institute, in December 2008. Mission “Wings To Transcend Namibia will be a …

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August 2015 — Trans Wellness Project Founded, South Africa

Protea Psychosocial Support Project for Transgender People (PPSTP) was officially registered in August 2015. It would change its name to the Trans Wellness Project (TWP) in 2016 during its first Strategic Planning session, which included board and community members. Formed by former Gender DynamiX (GDX) staff member, Whitney Quanita Booysen, TWP works with trans and …

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2015 — Trans Activist Movement of Namibia Changes its Name to TIAMON, Namibia

The Trans Activist Movement of Namibia, which operated as a trans desk under Out-Right Namibia (ORN), had a leadership change in 2015, and with the new director, Deyoncé Naris, it became fully independent from ORN and was registered as the Trans Intersex Androgynous Movement of Namibia (TIAMON).

2015 — Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy & Training (TREAT) Founded, Zimbabwe

Founded in 2015 by Rikki Nathanson, The Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy and Training (TREAT) was the first trans-led, and gender-diverse focussed organisation in Zimbabwe. TREAT’s mission is to inform and transform attitudes and address injustice and inequalities faced by the Trans diverse population in Zimbabwe. Background After being arrested under charges such as criminal nuisance …

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29 October 2014 — Registration of the Fairy Godmother Community Project by Trans Drag Queen, Sandra Dee, South Africa

The Fairy Godmother Community Project was founded in Cape Town, South Africa by Sandra Lentoor, also known as Cape Town drag queen, Sandra Dee, and was officially registered on the 29th of October 2014. From District 6 to District Royalty We talked to Sandra Dee in December 2023 about the founding of the Fairy Godmother …

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