Transgender and Intersex Africa

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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.

2011 — Formation of a 3-Organisation Coalition, Transitioning Africa (TA), Africa

In 2011, co-hosts of the Eastern and Southern African Trans and Intersex Regional Exchange Programme, Gender DynamiX (GDX) and their partner in East Africa, approached Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) to form a 3-organisation coalition, which would be known as Transitioning Africa (TA). The coalition would work together on future projects advocating for the human …

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2011 — Formal Launch of Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA), South Africa

While Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) was founded in 2010, it officially ‘opened its doors’ in Pretoria and became formally known in 2011. Its founder, Tebogo Nkoana, worked at Gender DynamiX (GDX) until TIA was founded in 2010. TIA began working in the northern areas of South Africa, focusing on rural areas and townships.

2010 — Founding of Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA), South Africa

Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) was founded in 2010. From their website: “Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) is an organisation founded in 2010 by African transgender individuals to focus on transgender and intersex issues in previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa, such as townships and rural areas, and is formally registered with the Department of …

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