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The PxROAR Transgender program supports transgender and gender non-conforming HIV prevention advocates in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Goals

  • To enhance awareness of and advocacy for biomedical HIV prevention implementation and research as elements of a rights-based response to needs of transgender individuals.
  • To contribute to a transgender presence at country and regional level articulating a rights and biomedical prevention agenda within the framework of discussions about key populations’ needs and programs.

Chan Grey

Zambia

Chan GreyChan is a human rights activist and Director of Transbantu Association Zambia where he works with trans* and intersex persons as well as their families on health, social and economic issues related to gender identity and expression. He is currently the steering committee chair of the Southern Africa Trans Forum where he provides strategic oversight towards the formation of the forum which seeks to strengthen the trans movement in SADC. Chan also sits on a Global Advisory Group of The Dignity Initiative Canada which is encourages a stronger Canadian voice on human rights issues around the world.


Prince Mikel Juao

Malawi

Prince Mikel Juao Prince is a transman and human rights activist. He is affiliated with LITE (Lesbian Intersex Transgender and other Extensions), where he advocates for HIV prevention services, social justice and rights for the transgender community in Malawi. He teaches a class on gender and sexuality and the acceptance of LGBTI at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Prince holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication obtained from the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic.


Tshepo “Ricki” Kgositau

South Africa

Ricki KgositauRicki was recently appointed the Executive Director of AIDS Accountability International—the first international NGO headed by a transwoman. She previously ran Gender DynamiX where she was involved in transgender human rights monitoring and reporting to regional and international mechanisms such as the United Nations and the African Commission. Ricki facilitated the founding of the regional alliance Southern Africa Trans Forum, which is a collective of over 12 transgender focused and led organizations aiming to advance regional advocacy efforts. She graduated with a BA in International Relations and Criminal Justice from Monash University in Australia.


Beyonce Karungi

Uganda

Beyonce KarungiBeyonce is founder and Executive Director of Transgender Equality Uganda. She is a transgender woman, sex worker rights activist, human rights defender and queer feminist. She has worked with the International Reference Group on Trans* to develop HIV and STI programs for transgender people. Beyonce is also active in Uganda promoting access to sexual and reproductive health services for queer youth.


Brighton Meki

Zimbabwe

Brighton MekiBrighton is a transwoman working at Trans* and Intersex Rising Zimbabwe where she does research, community mobilization and advocacy for trans and intersex identities and rights and appraisal of public health interventions. She has worked for Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe on youth and HIV campaigns and with TEACH, a global project for trans health. Her rights-based work includes rights for albinos and sex workers.