Iranti-org stories and workshop

Iranti-org in South Africa have published a video of a workshop on reform of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), together with some memes and personal stories.

Thembani Vela writes:

In so many ways, segregation shaped me and education liberated me. The legal battle against the discrimination of LGBTI people and HIV positive people is half won but the community battle against stigma still persists. I am an intersex person, a biological state which means I am born with sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit the typical definitions of female or male. Intersex is congenital difference in physical sex characteristics, the difference can manifest in chromosomes, reproductive system, and genitalia. Intersex people have always been considered taboos and mysteries in their communities, as a result they have been at the receiving end of stigma and discrimination.

Read the full story by Thembani Vela

Read more about the Iranti-org ICD work