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Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities.

Having been established in 2005, Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.

Our key priority areas of work include:

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Veronica Andriaanse

Programmes Manager

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Veronica has a blend of pristine leadership, analytical and operational management skills that have translated into a pinnacle of professionalism across various development sectors in South Africa.

Veronica holds an Associate in Management qualification from the Graduate School of Business, Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation and various other courses.  Currently she is pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Management specialising in Marketing at UCT.   

She will use the business qualification to enhance business in development.

​Her zeal to make a difference to marginalised communities in South Africa is what drives that passion.

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INVITATION to GDX and LRC's

Trans and Gender Diverse Strategic Litigation Workshop - Knowledge is Power on Monday, 08 April 2019.

 

Click here for your invitation and to RSVP.

19 March 2019

The National Assembly agreed to recommended appointments to fill vacancies on the CGE, made by the Ad Hoc Committee to identify suitable candidates for filling vacancies in Commission on Gender Equality:

 

1.    Ms Octavia Lindiwe Ntuli-Tloubatla as a full-time commissioner

2.    Ms Jennifer Smout as a full-time commissioner

3.    Mr Mbuyiselo Botha as a full-time commissioner

4.    Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng as a full-time commissioner

5.    Ms O’hara Ngoma-Diseko as a full-time commissioner

6.    Ms Nomasonto Grace Mazibuko as a part-time commissioner

7.    Ms Dibeela Getrude Mothupi as a part-time commissioner

8.    Busisiwe Deyi as a part-time commissioner

 

In addition, the House agreed that the President consider Ms Ntuli-Tloubatla, Ms Smout and Mr Botha for immediate appointment and that one of them be considered for appointment as CGE chairperson.

 

Read the latter part of this article here.

UPDATE!

NEW!

GDX ADVERTISEMENt

Gender Affirming Healthcare Training

 

Closing Date: 16 September 2019

Gender DynamiX will be hosting Gender Affirming Healthcare Training on 26 – 27 October 2019. The aim of the training is to improve access to Healthcare for Transgender & Gender diverse individuals. The Conference is open to South African as well as Southern African Doctors, Healthcare Practitioners, Social Workers, Psychologists and Constituents.

To apply to be a part of this training please email us at admin@genderdynamix.org.za or contact us on +27 21 447 4797.

 

Applications close on 16 September 2019.

Michelle Patel

Finance / Admin Manager

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Michelle, is a qualified and experienced Finance and Admin Manager, who earned her B.Comm, part Honours and H.E.D through UNISA. She completed many financial and compliance courses with donors such as USAID, UNDP, and Global Fund.  She has been in her role as Admin and Finance manager for +10 years within the NGO sector, working specifically in HIV prevention and reduction of gender based violence.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) Statement

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) represents an annual landmark that seeks to draw attention to decision makers, the media, the public, though leaders to bring attention to the discrimination and violence LGBTQ persons still face, while also recognizing the advancements in achieving LGBTQ equality.

 

As we commemorate this day under the theme of “Justice and Protection” we take a moment to remember all those persons who could not be here today, like: Dana Martin a Black transgender woman killed in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 6 2019; Ashanti Carmon, 27, a Black transgender woman, was fatally shot in Prince George's County, Maryland, on March 30 and Ayanda Denge, a transgender activist and former acting chairperson of the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) who was fatally stabbed in her room in Kathrada House in Green Point, Cape Town. These are a few of the case that are known of, with majority of the cases going unreported. LGBTI persons face violence, intolerance with numerous injustices meted on them without their having a recourse as wider society does not recognise their existence.

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GDX PRESS STATEMENT: 11 June 2019

Gender DynamiX responds to the Decriminalisation Ruling in Botswana

Botswana joins Angola in decriminalising homosexuality. It is barely two weeks since Kenya’s ruling on decriminalising consensual same-sex sexual relations which went against the LGBTI community. Today it is a victorious day for the LGBTI community in Botswana. The Court has ruled that it is not in the public interest to criminalise same-sex sexual conduct; as it denies individuals the right to express their sexuality finding the section unconstitutional.

 

What does this ruling mean for transgender and gender non-conforming persons? It means they will no longer be perceived in the same cluster of men who have sex with men or women who have sex with women. Transgender persons have suffered discrimination and abuse based on the criminalisation of same-sex conduct.  

 

Gender DynamiX welcomes the ruling, the High Court of Botswana has proven today that judiciary systems can and do understand that LGBTI rights are human rights. Let us all as LGBTQI+ organisations continue to challenge the injustice within the judicial system in Africa. At the end of the day we will continue to work to overcome all these barriers.

 

Aluta Continua

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Having been established in 2005, Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.

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Our key priority areas of work include:

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Having been established in 2005, Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.

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Our key priority areas of work include:

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JOB ALERT

Deputy Director (PrOgrammes) 

Iranti is a Johannesburg-based regional non-profit organisation (NPO) that was founded in June 2012 to focus on lesbian, transgender and intersex rights. Our intention is to build local partnerships and movements to advocate for rights and recognition across Africa through the use of multi-media platforms, advocacy and research and documentation.

 

Reporting to the Director, the Deputy Director will co-lead the organisation at the highest level by building on Iranti’s eight year history and expand Iranti’s presence and impact.

 

The position remains open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

The first Global Feminist LBQ Women*s Conference will take place from 6-9 July 2019 in South Africa. The conference is being organised by a collective working group of 22 LBQ women* activists from across all regions of the world.

 

It aims to create a space for activists and advocates to come together, share knowledge, exchange strategies, strengthen connections, mobilise resources, and take the lead in building a global LBQ women*s movement with the capacity to influence the world agenda on human rights, health, development. We hope to bring together 500 participants from around the world.

 

Contact Details: 

Cape Town, South Africa 

Help Desk number: 072 593 1636 

Drop us an email: lbqwomenglobalconference@gmail.com

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GDX Statement

GDX condemns threats posted against LGBTI group in Ghana

Given the fact that in most countries identifying as LGBTI is illegal, LGBTI persons already form part of the minority group. By virtue of the LGBTI community being part of the minority groups, the movement holds regular conferences to strategize on how to continue advocating for equitable recognition and inclusion of the needs and rights of LGBTI rights. Such conferences are held in various countries, and the current country of interest to host an LGBTI conference is Ghana under the leadership of the Pan Africa ILGA.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO JOIN
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

GDX’s Board of Directors consists of various trans and gender diverse human rights activists and non-queer champions and allies who dedicate and volunteer their time to advance the work of the organisation by ensuring good governance in fulfilling its mandate.

 

As part of its Succession Plan, GDX is currently looking to recruit a new Treasurer to shadow and take over from the current Treasurer upon his planned departure in the first quarter of 2021. In safeguarding and sustaining this function within the Board of Directors, GDX would like to invite applicants from across Southern Africa to apply.

 

Applications close 30 July 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please forward the following documents to humanresources@genderdynamix.org.za:

 

  • Curriculum Vitae;

  • With a short Cover Letter (not exceeding 500 words).

 

Preference will be given to trans and gender diverse persons with relevant experience, qualifications and/or skills.

GDX ANNOUNCEMENT

Notice to all Gender DynamiX Community Members and Partners

Over the past few weeks Gender Dynamix (GDX) has reflected and engaged in internal dialogue on our response to COVID-19. A lot has changed from early December 2019, when the first cases of COVID-19 was reported, to now. The available data and information reveal that if we continue on the basis of ‘business as usual’ and should we not put stringent measures in place to manage our response that we will likely contribute to worsening the situation. GDX’s response has been 4-fold, which include the following Actions:

  • ACTION 1: EDUCATION AND PROMOTION OF HYGIENE AT WORK AND HOME

  • ACTION 2: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF-QUARANTINE

  • ACTION 3: SUSPENSION OF TRAVEL AND POSTPONEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

  • ACTION 4: REMOTELY WORKING FROM HOME

 

Currently, there is a rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Cape Town, Western Cape. Our team members make use of public transport systems and interact with many people who frequent our office on a daily basis. As a means to act responsibly and support positive health outcomes, GDX has temporarily closed its physical office as of 16h00 yesterday, 17 March, to Friday, 3 April. Depending on the guidance received from institutions such as the World Health Organisation and the South African government we will likely have to extent this period of office closure, if necessary.

In Loving Memory of

Phiwe Viwe Ngcengi

 

We have lost a sister, an activist and a friend. Today we pay homage to a Comrade whose legacy will live on in our hearts.

Phiwe Ngcengi’s storytelling advocacy for the rights of trans and gender diverse persons, remains with us as we commemorate her life.

In her own words: 

I am, therefore, we are trans people.

I wonder what society would look like without violating the rights of trans people.

I hear people saying that to be transgender is a choice.

I see a beautiful world without discrimination of each other. 

I feel excited today to be within a trans family.

I want to be seen as a woman, recognised and treated as a woman. 

I am, therefore, we are trans people.

 

Rest in Power, Phiwe.

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In memory of our beloved and respected activist sister and leader,

Leigh Davids.

 

Today we lost an anchor. Words cannot describe the loss we are experiencing today. She was and remains a powerful activist. A confident teacher. Assertive and vivacious! She carried the scars society inflicted upon her with the utmost strength and resilience. She is an authoritative voice that had leaders sit up and listen. She was a leader that paved the way for one of the most marginalised trans and gender diverse communities in society. She straddled many different worlds confidently showcasing her adaptability and finesse. She was wonderous and the embodiment of passion and commitment to human rights and social justice. Her name is Leigh Davids!

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Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 34568, Groote Schuur, 7937, Cape Town, South Africa

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