Iranti, together with other interested NGOs such as Gender Dynamix and GATE have been embarking on advocacy work around increasing African engagement with the ICD revision process, specifically in relation to Gender Incongruence in Adulthood and Adolescence as well as Childhood.

From discussions that have taken place since the inception of our work in this field, there have emerged several concerns around the approach taken in the South African field testing process specifically. This has culminated in the attached letter of concern co-authored and co-signed by several individuals who were involved in the field testing process (indicated by an asterisk), as well as those currently invested in it.

Together with other organisations, Iranti looks forward to meaningfully engaging with the WHO in addressing some of these concerns in the run up to 2018 and exploring alternative options where possible with regards to field testing in South Africa.

Download The Letter Of Concern