Zimbabwe

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2015 – Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy & Training [TREAT] Founded, Zimbabwe

After the incident that Rikki Nathanson experienced in 2014 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe was arrested under charges such as criminal nuisance for using the “wrong” bathrooms – she realized a huge gap due to the general public’s ignorance and miseducation about gender, transgender and gender diverse people.  Founded by Rikki Nathanson, The Trans* Research, Education, advocacy …

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Rikki Nathanson

Rikki Nathanson, a Trans woman, sues police and others, Zimbabwe

Rikki Nathanson, a Trans woman, sues police and others, Zimbabwe January 2014 – Rikki Nathanson, a Zimbabwean trans woman and modelling agency director was detained by police* after Farai Mteliso, a Zanu-PF Youth League leader, performed a citizen’s arrest on her. She was arrested for being a ‘criminal nuisance’ because she visited a bar in …

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Zimbabwe Unwittingly Represented by a Trans Woman at the Cricket World Cup, South Africa

South Africa hosted the 2003 Cricket World Cup, and on 9 February 2003, during the Parade of Nations and as part of the opening ceremony, the event’s organisers appointed models to walk in the parade, holding banners to represent each participating country. Senegalese-born model, Barbara Diop, had done modelling work in South Africa (she moved …

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