Please help the Social, Health & Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa (SHE) collect data on the lived experiences and realities of transgender women in South Africa. SHE is currently collecting data for their Transilience Project
Violence begins in different and complex situations which are triggered by social and personal factors such as abuse of alcohol& drugs, anger, bullying or person being disrespected and by gender inequalities. One of the most prevalent forms of violent against transgender women in South Africa, is physical violence, although many other forms of violence have been documented. Lately, SHE has also started addressing the “silent” violence that transgender women experience in health, justice and other government systems. The lack of appropriate HIV programming for transgender women in South Africa is an act of violence, given the rate at which transgender women succumb to HIV/Aids.
The objectives of the Transilience Project for Transgender Women in South Africa are:
- To highlight the human rights violations committed against transgender women in South Africa;
- To disseminate information and findings of the project among relevant stakeholders;
- To create strategies to prevent and combat violence targeted at transgender women in South Africa;
- To create tools to advocate for the human rights of transgender women in South Africa.
If you are a transgender woman in South Africa, help SHE collect us much data as possible for this advocacy effort. You can fill out the form below and share it with as many transgender women as possible.