Founded in early 2017, TIRZ is a community-based, youth, trans &intersex -led organisation based in Zimbabwe.
TIRZ envisions a Zimbabwean society that treats trans-diverse and intersex people equally; that empowers the trans* and intersex persons to live to their full potential
TIRZ shall fulfil its vision through activism, service- provision, advocacy, and community development and empowerment
- Providing various forms of support to meet the needs of the sex- and gender-diverse community of Zimbabwe
- Increasing awareness, and advocating for the rights and identities of the sex- and gender-diverse community of Zimbabwe.
- Advocating for the equitable access for the sex- and gender-diverse community of Zimbabwe to socio-economic services.
TIRZ Focus Areas
Through our various activities, we have identified fivefocus areas in which to focus our efforts:
Family and Allies
Empowering and nurturing the families and allies from which the trans* and intersex communities arise from and are supported by
Spirituality and Culture
Promoting religious and culture acceptance of the trans* and intersex community, who found their identity in religion and culture
Improving the access to, and quality provision of, health services to the trans and intersex community
Increasing the amount and distribution of effective and impactful trans*- and intersex- specific information to the trans* and intersex community, and the public.
Facilitating and creating opportunities for trans* and intersex persons to harness their full social and economic potential as equal rights-holders in Zimbabwe.
Governance and Management
TIRZ is one of the premier trans* and intersex organisations in the country owing to that fact that it is trans*, intersex, and youth led within both its governing, and management structures.
TIRZ is governed by an advisory committee consisting of Zimbabwean trans and intersex champions who are based in Zimbabwe as well as all over the world.