Fighting for inclusion, recognition and respect for transgender people in Mozambique

Pepetsa Fumo is the Founder of TRANSformar.moz, an organization dedicated to advancing the human rights, recognition, inclusion and respect of transgender persons in Mozambique, and a partner of UNDP’s Linking Policy to Programming project.

Gender identity refers to a person’s experience of their own gender. Transgender people have a gender identity that is different from the sex that they were assigned at birth. A transgender or trans person may identify as a man, woman, transman, transwoman, as a non-binary person, and with other terms such as hijra, third gender, two-spirit, travesti, fa’afafine, genderqueer, transpinoy, muxe, waria and meti. Gender identity is different from sexual orientation. Trans people may have any sexual orientation, including heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual and asexual. Source: UN Free & Equal

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