SIPD is a grassroots not for profit support initiative in Uganda, which through community outreach and engagement, provides reliable and objective information on the plight of persons with atypical sex development (also preferrably known as Intersex conditions) and similar anatomical variances in Uganda. SIPD particularly addresses the human rights, sexual and reproductive health, and social support of intersex children and people. We also focus on support for parents of intersex children.
Founded by a Ugandan with an Intersex background backed by other advocates for the rights of women and children as a response to the needs of Ugandan intersex children and people and as a result of the lack of social, legal, and spiritual spaces for these populations in Uganda. We advocate for the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of intersex children and people throughout Uganda.
Our objectives are to advance the rights of intersex children and people through public education and awareness, medical,social, and spiritual support services referrals, and advocacy; and to network with various organisations throughout Uganda and East Africa to more specifically address the health and human rights of intersex children and people. A primary goal of SIPD is to end the stigma and secrecy surrounding intersex children and people, affording them access to information and healthcare, freedom of choice and decision regarding their gender identity and ability to live full productive lives.
SIPD is dedicated to creating awareness on intersex issues and advocating for a more open, tolerant, and supportive society towards children and people with intersex conditions; and to advocating for respect for the human rights and welfare of all such persons in Uganda.
What we do
SIPD Guiding Principles