South Africa Organises First Transgender Visibility Day in Africa

TRANS AWAREWith more effort being directed to raising awareness of transgender issues in Africa, South Africa is spearheading this long overdue campaign with the very first Transgender Visibility Day in Africa.

The event which will take place on Saturday 5th December has attracted activists from Uganda, Lesotho, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana and host country South Africa.

Organised by Iranti,  a queer human rights visual media organization based in Johannesburg, the Transgender Visibility Day will be held at the Women’s Jail in the Constitution Precinct, Braamfontein and is expected to run from 10:100am to 6:00pm.

Speaking to mambaonline, the organizers said, “Transgender activists will gather to celebrate International Human Rights Day and engage openly on transgender rights and our social justice work. We call on you to stand with us in fighting transphobia in all its forms and visibilising the challenges faced by the Trans* community on our continent.”

They further called on the whole African continent to help transgender individuals access health care,  legal recognition, employment, as well as safety and security through this platform.