Wits removes gender prefixes on university communication
Proposals to adopt the changes began earlier this year advocated for by the sexual orientation and gender identity advocacy at the institution.
JOHANNESBURG - Wits University decided to remove gender prefixes on university communication to students to promote inclusivity for transgender groups.
The proposals to adopt the changes began earlier this year, advocated for by the sexual orientation and gender identity advocacy at the institution.
Programme co-ordinator at the Wits Transformation and Employment Equity Office, Tish Lumos, says students can choose how to be addressed within the university community even if it’s not linked to legal documentation.
“What we did was remove titles from our students and now they can specify the title they would like to have.”
#WitsDropsTitles Lumos: "Whilst we can't change a name on legal documentation. In university communication we are 100% in support of you specifying what title you want." AK.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 22, 2018
#WitsDropsTitles Lumos says Home Affairs is difficult to navigate. She says people who want to change their gender in government documents have been waiting for up to four years. AK.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 22, 2018