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Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHB online hui and survey

Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHBs’ Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group (SGDWG) is holding a community update hui, and separate but connected a survey about accessing gender affirming healthcare in these regions. Annual community update hui The SGDWG is run by the Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. It is … Continue reading Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHB online hui and survey

2021-2022 annual report

Check out some key activities we did in 2021 below, or see our 2021-2022 Annual Report to find out more. Core priority areas for 2021 1. Wrap around support.2. Healthcare.3. Housing.4. Identity Documents.5. Connectedness.6. Sexual violence prevention. We provided 1:1 peer support over 2,000 times, and there were over 600 visits to our Wellington drop … Continue reading 2021-2022 annual report

The BDMRR for self ID on birth certificates has passed

After several years of campaigning to pass the BDMRR, we’re finally here. The Bill has passed unanimously, which will allow a simple statutory declaration process for updating the sex marker on a birth certificate. The Bill has many different elements, some of which we are very happy with the results of and some which will … Continue reading The BDMRR for self ID on birth certificates has passed

Transgender experiences of faith-based community

Connection to communities is one of the strongest protective factors for transgender people. While trans people (32%) are less likely than the general population (44%) to identify as having a religion or spirituality, almost a third of trans people have religious or spiritual beliefs, and may belong or have belonged to a faith-based community. For … Continue reading Transgender experiences of faith-based community

National strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

Today marks the launch of Te Aorerekura – the government’s National Strategy and Action Plan for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence. The strategy was launched by The Honorable Marama Davidson – Green Party Co-leader and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence, together with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and … Continue reading National strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

Justice of the Peace at GMA

We now have a Justice of the Peace service available at Gender Minorities Aotearoa, specifically for supporting transgender people to change their identity documents. The role of a Justice of the Peace is to: Witness signatures on documents Certify copies of documents (including email attachments and phone messages) Take oaths, declarations, affidavits, or affirmations Confirm … Continue reading Justice of the Peace at GMA