Mphatso Sakala


Mphatso Sakala (he/him). Born and raised in Zambia, Mphatso is an intersex human rights activist and defender who advocates for the human rights of Intersex people.
He has helped raise awareness and visibility of intersex persons in Zambia, and his work extends regionally and globally.

He is the founder and director of Intersex Society of Zambia (ISSZ), an organisation that seeks to facilitate the recognition and protection of intersex people, and to promote their access to social, legal, economic, spiritual and political frameworks.

Mphatso is a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Southern Africa (SA) Civic Leadership Alumni 2017, a Rainbow Advocacy Program Fellow 2018, and a Human Rights Defender Advocacy Program Fellow 2019. He is a computer and network technician, and a tennis coach by profession.