SIPD UGANDA NEWSLETTER JAN- APRIL 2012

January through April was an exciting and busy period for us.  In this inaugural news letter, we would like to share highlights of achievements and news with our partners and friends. It is our intention to continually update our partners, allies, and friends of significant progress a
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Press Release – For Immediate Release Kampala,Human Rights defenders call for action to protect Intersex Children and people in Uganda

Two human rights groups in Uganda have this morning launched a documentary: She is My Son- The Pain of being an Intersex person  in Uganda, with a call on government to protect intersex people  by availing families with information on intersexuality. The two organizations, Support Ini
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INTERSEX NOT HERMAPHRODITE – Ibrahim Mawanda, Communications Desk – SIPD

Way back, intersex people or people medically known to have DSDs (Disorders of Sex Development) were referred to as hermaphrodites. However, this has been proven wrong by intersex activists since, it is inappropriately used and worst of all dehumanizing. Intersex (and in some instance
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Semenya’s case- an ugly show of gender prejudice

I have been following the story of Semenya and the controversy that has arisen from her outstanding achievement at the world games simply because her athletic ability and appearance are perceived to be too masculine for her to be a woman. One of the greatly disturbing details is the i
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