Gender DynamiX

Gender DynamiX is a long-standing national and regional advocacy organization by and for trans people.

Gender DynamiX is a long-standing national and regional advocacy organization by and for trans people. Gender DynamiX’ long term goal is to ensure that diverse trans and intersex people are able to live openly, without obstruction, and in dignity by being able to equitably participate in the social, political and economic spheres of society. Over the last four years, they have engaged in advocacy campaigns to enforce Act 49 (the existing legal gender recognition law), increase access to healthcare, education, and accountability for violence against trans communities. They now have an opportunity to refocus efforts on redrafting South Africa’s gender recognition law to fully incorporate fundamental human rights for diverse trans people, which includes the right to self-identification premised on one’s right to self-determination, dignity and freedom. Over the next two years, they will build up a self-identification discourse, consolidate support amongst human rights movements, develop self-identification jurisprudence through test litigation cases and build a solid network of political and social stakeholders invested in legislative change.

Mulabi – Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos

Mulabi focuses on policy advocacy and education of public officials and service providors to promote decent treatment for trans and intersex people.

Founded in 2006, Mulabi is a trans and intersex organization based in Costa Rica, with strong leadership at the regional level. Mulabi led the organization of feminist and lesbian trans dialogues that forged strong alliances between the two movements. Mulabi focuses on policy advocacy and education of public officials and service providors to promote decent treatment for trans and intersex people. Currently it offers workshops for government officials to boost their biggest campaign “Depathologization of Intersex and Trans Identities” and is working on the creation of identification documents that are trans positive.

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Fundada en 2006, Mulabi es una organización trans e intersexual basada en Costa Rica, con un fuerte liderazgo a nivel regional. Mulabi encabezó la organización de los diálogos lésbicos feministas y trans que forjaron fuertes alianzas entre esos dos movimientos. Mulabi se enfoca en la defensoría de políticas y la educación de funcionarios públicos y proveedorxs de servicios para promover un trato digno para las personas trans e intersexuales. Actualmente ofrece talleres para funcionarios gubernamentales con el fin de impulsar su más grande campaña de “Despatologización de las Identidades Intersexuales y Trans” y está trabajando por la creación de documentos de identificación que sean trans positivos.

Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project

TGIJP was founded in 2004 with the mission to challenge and end human rights abuses against transgender, gender variant and intersex people, especially transgender women, in California prisons and beyond.

TGIJP was founded in 2004 with the mission to challenge and end human rights abuses against transgender, gender variant and intersex people, especially transgender women, in California prisons and beyond. While TGIJP has done some legal work for intersex individuals caught within the prison industrial complex, its leadership team has long wanted to expand its work in this area to fully realize its name and mission. In 2014, an intersex individual joined the TGIJP’s core volunteer team. TGIJP is now working to increase the visibility of intersex issues in their current programming (e.g. publishing information in their newsletter and raising intersex issues with current allies); conducting internal education for staff, core leadership and members; developing collaborative relationships with intersex organizations; and conducting outreach to identify imprisoned intersex people, share information and support their ability to self-advocate and self-organize. Check out our 2018 International Trans Day of Visibility video featuring an interview with TGIJP’s former Executive Director, Miss Major: Learn more about the documentary 2015 Global Arts Fund grantee partner Annalise Ophelian made about Miss Major: