Winner: MSD Health & Medical Award
The Star, Kenya
Story title: Gender identity - The other sex
Story summary: To mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, Brenda, bravely and sensitively tackles a complex and controversial subject, which still remains on the margins of most societies. Her three-part series not only highlights the plight of those transgender Kenyans who live with the daily fear of hatred and discrimination but it dispels many myths associated with those whose sexual identity doesn’t conform to convention. She talks to individuals and experts to give a truly empathetic insight into the struggles experienced by transgender members of society.