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ICD WORKSHOP DAY 2015

Workshop trans sobre o ICD

 

O que é o ICD (Classificação Internacional de Doenças) e como é que afeta pessoas trans em países Africanos?

Do dia 28-30 de Setembro de 2015, Iranti-Org em parceria com Gender DynamiX e GATE (Ação Global para Igualdade Trans) organizaram uma 

 

SA ICD-11 Field Testing

 

South Africa, 2 February 2016

Iranti-Org, together with other interested NGOs such as Gender
Dynamix and GATE have been embarking on advocacy work around
increasing African engagement with the ICD revision process,
specifically in relation to Gender Incongruence in Adulthood and
Adolescence as well as Childhood.

 

From discussions that have taken place since the inception of our work
in this field, there have emerged several concerns around the approach
taken in the South African field testing process specifically. This
has culminated in the attached letter of concern co-authored and
co-signed by several individuals who were involved in the field
testing process (indicated by an asterisk), as well as those currently
invested in it.

 

Together with other organisations, Iranti-org looks forward to
meaningfully engaging with the WHO in addressing some of these
concerns in the run up to 2018 and exploring alternative options where
possible with regards to field testing in South Africa.

Download the letter of concern.

 

ICD WORKSHOP DAY 2015

ICD Africa Trans* workshop

 

South Africa, 11 November 2015

What is the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) and how does it affect transgender people in African countries?

 

 

From 28-30 September 2015 Iranti-org in partnership with Gender Dynamix and GATE (Global Action for Trans* Equality) hosted a regional conference on the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) with trans* activists from twelve African countries.

 

The aim of the conference was to create a collaborative space for engagement on developing an African advocacy strategy on ICD revision through discussions, expert presentations and group work.

 

In this video Iranti-org talks to activists the the ICD revision process and what changes trans* activists are proposing.


African Trans* Stories

 

 

At the ICD conference, participants shared their experienced of being transgendered in their respective countries.

 

icd conference 2015

Iranti-org and partners host
ICD Conference 2015

 

South Africa, 27 September 2015

On 27 September, 2015 Iranti-org in partnership with Gender Dynamix and GATE hosted a workshop on the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) and Intersex issues.

 

The aim of the conference was to create a collaborative space for engagement on developing an African advocacy strategy on ICD revision through discussions, expert presentations and group work.

 

In this video Iranti-org talks to activists about their experience of being intersex and what needs to be changed in the ICD to ensure appropriate treatment for interest people in the future.

 

 

 

 

ICD WORKSHOP DAY 2015

Workshop intersexual sobre o ICD

 

No dia 27 de Setembro 2015, Iranti-Org em parceria com Gender DynamiX e GATE (Ação Global para Igualdade Trans) organizaram uma conferência regional sobre o ICD (Classificação Internacional de Doenças) em relaçao a pessoas intersexuais, em Johanesburgo, na África do Sul. 

 

ICD WORKSHOP DAY 2015

Iranti-org hosts ICD Conference with
Gender Dynamix and GATE

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South Africa, 31 September 2015

Iranti-org in partnership with Gender Dynamix and GATE hosted a regional ICD (International Classification of Diseases) Conference from 27-30 September 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa with over 30 trans and intersex activists representing 12 countries across different regions in Africa.

 

The aim of the conference was to create a collaborative space for engagement on developing an African advocacy strategy on ICD revision through discussions, expert presentations and group work.

 

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ICD WORKSHOP DAY 2015

Pan-African Workshop on ICD

ICD 11 workshop at Iranti-org

South Africa, 10 September 2015

Iranti-org, Gender Dynamix, SIPD and GATE will host a workshop on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), in Johannesburg from 26-30 September 2015. This training is an integral part of our work to amplify African voices around revising ICD 10.

 

The ICD is the international diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. Maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO), the health care classification system provides diagnostic codes for categorising diseases, including symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease. The ICD is revised periodically and is currently in its tenth version. ICD-10, as it is known was developed in 1992, and ICD-11 is planned for 2017. Currently transgender and intersex identities are pathologised in ICD 10.

 

During the convening, activists from different parts of Africa will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase their knowledge about ICD 10 and learn about the revision process
  • Improve their understanding of current global advocacy goals
  • Gain an understanding of human rights considerations around access to healthcare
  • Develop a strategy for operationalising the African ICD advocacy campaign

This workshop is part of a boarder effort to ensure African voices are heard and there are on-going processes to build the capacity of African activists around the ICD process.

 

More information is available from:

Joshua Sehoole
Regional Human Rights Officer, Iranti-org
sehoole@iranti-org.co.za

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
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