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EVENTS: Africa Trans* Day of Visibility

 

Events

History made: Photos from Africa Trans* Day of Visibility

 

South Africa, 5 December 2015

On the 5 December 2015, Iranti-org hosted its first Africa Trans* Visibility Day at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, which brought together Transgender activists from Uganda, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, and Namibia. Panel discussions on Trans* rights, accessing healthcare, legal recognition, employment, safety and security, allowed participants to observe experiences of panellist's daily lives. The day visibilised transgender lives within Africa and celebrated freedom and ownership of their lives. The afternoon programme ended with musical performances and gatherings.

 

Photos by Dean Hutton

MCee Seo Mooketsi opened Africa Trans Visibility Day with a beautiful poem.
Photos by Dean Hutton

MCee Seo Mooketsi opened Africa Trans* Visibility Day with a beautiful poem.

African Trans* Visibility Day panel discussion moderated by Jabu Pereira with Shawn Mugisha from Uganda, Ricki Kgositau from Botswana, Tampose Mothopeng from Lesotho, and Jholerina Timbo from Namibia.

African Trans* Visibility Day panel discussion moderated by Jabu Pereira with Shawn Mugisha from Uganda, Ricki Kgositau from Botswana, Tampose Mothopeng from Lesotho, and Jholerina Timbo from Namibia.

Shawn Mugisha spoke about transgender issues and the recent attacks against transgender persons within his home country, Uganda.

Shawn Mugisha spoke about transgender issues and the recent attacks against transgender persons within his home country, Uganda.

Ricki Kgositau from Gender Dynamix spoke about the case that she is pursuing in Botswana.

Ricki Kgositau from Gender Dynamix spoke about the case that she is pursuing in Botswana.

Reggie Maleme from Gay Umbrella said that we need to join together and activate against African states that have anti-homosexuality laws and that discriminate against transgender persons.

Reggie Maleme from Gay Umbrella said that we need to join together and activate for people in African states that have anti-homosexuality laws and that discriminate against transgender persons.

A screening of the short documentary "They want to see Me Dead" which focuses on the recent attacks towards transgender persons in Uganda.

A screening of the short documentary "They want to see Me Dead" which focuses on the recent attacks towards transgender persons in Uganda.

Dr Anastacia Tomson held an 'Ask a Doctor' session.

Dr Anastacia Tomson held an 'Ask a Doctor' session.

The audience engaging during the morning sessions at Africa Trans Visibility Day, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

The audience engaging during the morning sessions at Africa Trans* Visibility Day, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

Activate, a LGBTIQA students organisation at Wits University, had a stall at the Africa Trans Visibility Day.

Activate, a LGBTIQA students organisation at Wits University, had a stall at the Africa Trans* Visibility Day.

Iranti-org had a stall selling t-shirts, packers, pumps and vibrators on the day.

Iranti-org had a stall selling t-shirts, packers, pumps and vibrators on the day.

Khwezi Ndlela performed for the crowd at the African Trans* Visibility Day.

Khwezi Ndlela performed for the crowd at the African Trans* Visibility Day.

Stephanie Legari from GLOR entertained the crowd in the afternoon programme.

Stephanie Legari from GLOR entertained the crowd in the afternoon programme.

Sam Ndlovu from Zimbabwe performed a tribute song "Malume" in remembrance of the late Malume from Rock of Hope, Swaziland.

Sam Ndlovu from Zimbabwe performed a tribute song "Malume" in remembrance of the late Malume from Rock of Hope, Swaziland.

Snowy Mamba and friends posed for the camera.

Snowy Mamba and friends posed for the camera.

Mosa Mahlangu enriched the crowd with his latest gospel hit song on the day.

Mosa Mahlangu enriched the crowd with his latest gospel hit song on the day.

Refilwe Mooketsi graced the event with a beautiful performance and had the crowd singing along.

Refilwe Mooketsi graced the event with a beautiful performance and had the crowd singing along.

Director of Iranti-org, Jabu Pereira, was excited on the success of the 
first African Trans* Visibility Day Event.

Director of Iranti-org, Jabu Pereira, was excited on the success of the
first African Trans* Visibility Day Event.

 

Come celebrate Africa Trans*
Day of Visibility with us!

 

 

South Africa, 19 November 2015

Between 20 November and 10 December several important dates that highlight Trans* awareness across the region occur. The period includes Trans Day of Remembrance, Rainbow Identity Association's Trans Pride in Botswana, World AIDS Day and International Human Rights Day. These are all significant dates that impact on our gender identity and gender expression.

 

We demand that Transgender persons across Africa are protected against violence, economic oppression and should enjoy full human rights - including the right to health care, and full legal protection. All countries in Africa are signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

 

We call on you to stand with us and fight Transphobia in all its forms. Join us on Africa Trans* Day of Visibility taking place on Saturday 5 December 2015 at the Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg!

 

#HearMeSeeMeIncludeMe and #africatransdayofvisibility

 

The pamphlets below are printable, please download and share.

2015 Trans* Day of Visibility

2015 Trans* Day of Visibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
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