The organisation was formed in 2016 to respond to the psycho social needs of all intersex persons (including intersex children and their parents, and gender non-conforming adults). Intersex children face abandonment at birth, corrective sex assignment at birth, backlash against gender non-conformity including in gender expression. Biological essentialism has led to mutilation of some intersex children’s genitalia to fall into an assigned sex either male or female in an absolute binary. Mysticism around intersex births is still a culture barrier to visibility of intersex persons. As time goes on, the children grow entering in adolescence and the nature of their psycho social needs also evolves. Sexual Reproductive Health issues start coming up and the parents and caregivers struggle with responding to the questions posed to them. The service center is inundated with the cries for help from desperate parents as the genitalia of the child becomes an issue. Intersex Advocate Trust Zimbabwe intends to rollout a vertical and horizontal scale up of it’s current activities in order to increase the courage and impact of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. The mission of Intersex Advocate Trust Zimbabwe IAZ is to create a society that is non-discriminating to sexuality and human rights and needs. It serves as an advocate of sexual inequalities.
Intersex Advocate Trust Zimbabwe was formed in 2016 to respond to the psycho social needs of all intersex persons (including intersex children and their parents, and gender non-conforming adults).