for LAWYERS & HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
Position Paper Launch
Keeping the Promise of Dignity and Freedom for All: A Position Paper on Legal Gender Recognition in South Africa
This Position Paper was developed and published by Gender DynamiX (GDX) and the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). It outlines the organisations’ position on the right to legal gender recognition in South Africa. The paper advances a model of legal gender recognition based on self-determination enabling individuals in South Africa to have their gender legally recognised and reflected on identity documents based on a simple process of self-declaration. The model advanced here would include options for non-binary genders, as well as an option to omit gender markers completely in identity documents and in the identification number issued at birth registration.
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