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31 May 2014 — 2nd Trans Health, Research and Advocacy Conference, South Africa

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 …

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Transitioning Africa meets with Cloe Swenke

2012 — Transitioning Africa (TA) Meets with the USAID Africa Bureau, Kenya

The three directors of the Transitioning Africa (TA) coalition met in Nairobi with Dr Chloe Schwenke from the USAID Africa Bureau. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss support from the U.S. Agency that would culminate in an African Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans Persons, similar to the Blueprint in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Following the meeting, TA sent a letter to the USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development), with a proposal to form a partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). TA suggested that this proposed partnership would collectively work on developing a model appropriate to African realities, creating a Blueprint for Transgender and Intersex Health Care for sub-Saharan Africa.

2010 — The First Trans Health & Research Pre-Conference in Africa, South Africa

In November 2010, Gender DynamiX hosted the pre-Trans Health, Research and Advocacy Conference in Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. The purpose of the pre-conference was to create awareness around the baseline situation experienced by trans people throughout South Africa – both in rural spaces and cities where there is, at minimum, a basic level of …

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20 November 2009 — Launch of “Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa”, South Africa

On 20 December 2009, The Gay and Lesbian Archives (GALA) and Gender DynamiX (GDX) launched the book, Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa, in Cape Town, South Africa. It was first book of its kind on the continent. The specific date was selected as it is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). The …

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August 2009 — Trans and Intersex Rights Groups Respond to Public Debate About Caster Semenya, South Africa

In August 2009, Intersex South Africa (ISSA)’s Sally Gross, U.S. academic Amanda Lock Swarr, and Gender DynamiX (GDX)’s Liesl Theron co-authored a critical think piece that was published in the Fall edition of the Feminist Studies Journal. The piece, “South African Intersex Activism: Caster Semenya’s Impact and Import”, looks at the public responses from ISSA …

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July 2009 — Launch of Eastern and Southern African Trans and Intersex Regional Exchange Programme

In July 2009, South Africa’s Gender DynamiX (GDX) and a partner organisation in East Africa* formed a partnership to host an Eastern and Southern African Trans and Intersex Regional Exchange Programme, which would commence in May 2010. The Programme would bring together 16 activists from Botswana, Burundi, Namibia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe …

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December 2008 — Eastern and Southern African Trans/Gender Identity Institute, South Africa

In December 2008, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), today known as OutRight International, and Gender DynamiX (GDX) hosted the historical Eastern and Southern African Trans/Gender Identity Institute. 16 Trans and intersex activists from 9 African countries attended the meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. This was the first ever trans and …

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July 2007 — Gender DynamiX (GDX) Reaches Out to Trans Women in Nigeria

In July 2007, Gender Dynamix’s (GDX) founder, Liesl Theron, travelled to Nigeria in order to meet 7 trans women in Lagos, Nigeria. This was the first outreach between GDX and Nigeria. The meeting came to be after a discussion Liesl had with Nigeria’s Reverend Jide Macaulay from House of Rainbow earlier in that year during …

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