Transgender and Intersex Groups Form Pan-African Alliance

Published: February 2, 2012

Three African transgender and intersex rights advocacy organizations have formed an alliance to enhance the trans and intersex movement on the continent.
The organizations include South African based Gender DynamiX (GDX), Uganda’s Support Initiative for People with atypical Sexual Development (SIPD) and Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA).

Ugandan Intersex activist, Julius Kaggwa
A press statement issued in Kampala today (February 2) by Julius Kaggwa, the SIPD director, said the partnership “Will concentrate its efforts mainly on advocacy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

He noted that by forming the tripartite alliance, the three organizations “Will further solidify and strengthen their work in Africa and a specific mission and vision for the new partnership has been formulated.”

Kaggwa added, “The main focus of this new entity is to support a growing transgender and intersex movement and to engage regionally in advocacy for the human rights of transgender and intersex people. While forming a platform for all regional work of the three organisations, Transitioning Africa is not a new NGO, but will remain a formal partnership of the three organisations and thus retain autonomy locally and regionally and the capacity for its activities will be provided by the three organisations in the implementation of its activities, such as capacity building workshops, advocacy support to other organisations, exchange programmes and mentorships

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