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:

Veronica Andriaanse

Programmes Manager

Liberty Glenton Matthyse

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

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.

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

In an era of human rights advancing the right to life, equality, dignity, freedom, anti-torture approaches to criminality in the context of the protection and advancement of diversity, Gender DynamiX stands in solidarity with human rights defenders in Brunei and strongly condemns the action of the Brunei government.

It is with grave concern that while other countries are decriminalising same-sex consensual conduct, Brunei officially declared its intentions to tighten its criminal law. In Brunei homosexuality was already a punishable offence with 10 Years imprison-ment. Based on the outrage from the international community in 2014 when the Penal Code was proposed it was expected that the country would reconsider adoption and implementation of said law. Unfortunately, on 24th March 2019, it stubbornly pushed through with its plans and made an alarming announcement regarding the imposition of the death penalty for same-sex consensual conduct and adultery. Led by a tyrant government, the reason behind the revision of the law is claimed to be an alignment with the Sharia Law, understood to be God’s law.

Gender Dynamix statement on Brunei’s Revised Sharia Penal Code

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:

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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in Memoriam

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!

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.

 

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Cape Town, South Africa 

Help Desk number: 072 593 1636 

Drop us an email: lbqwomenglobalconference@gmail.com

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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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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+27 (0)21 447 4797

Office Address: Unit 21, Collingwood Building, 10 Anson Street, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

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

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