Research Report

Public Opinion of Transgender Rights in South Africa

South Africa was the first country to adopt a constitution that explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This report analyzes data collected in the 2017 Global Attitudes Toward Transgender People survey to examine public opinion of transgender rights and status in South Africa.

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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.