Gender DynamiX grew from a one ‘person’s-show’ to a grassroots organisation and progressed to an institutionalised NGO which is leading with example. Not only did GDX play a mentorship role in the Eastern and Southern African emerging trans movement. Since 2005 GDX managed to witness many highlights in a South African trans* emergence. This included individual activism from trans* people in all walks of life contributing with their own initiatives and projects.
Gender DynamiX seeks to be a key role-player towards the realisation of all human rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people within and beyond the borders of South Africa
Using a human rights framework, Gender DynamiX undertakes to advance, promote and defend the rights of trans and gender nonconforming persons in South Africa, Africa and globally. We realise that we are impacted by multiple systems of discrimination and marginalisation. Community mobilisation, media engagement, public education, research and training form part of our strategy. Our voice, skills, talents, leadership and pioneering attitude are valuable assets. Development and enrichment of our staff is crucial to the sustainability of our organisation.
Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a human rights organisation focusing our advocacy on transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people’s rights and access to services. Gender DynamiX provides information about transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities and seeks to promote awareness and acceptance by means of educating and empowering people from diverse communities, including: government departments, service providers such as medical professionals, teachers, employers, police, journalists and universities. Gender DynamiX also reach out to parents, children, co-workers and people who journey alongside trans* people. With the change in leadership there is a window of opportunity for this vibrant organisation to effect changes that will lead to a new era in trans* activism in South Africa.