I am a woman and I am fast

Take a stand for Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya

The issue

South African athlete Caster Semenya has been banned from competing at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Caster has a genetic condition called hyperandrogenism, which means she produces a higher-than-average level of testosterone.

Even though she was born this way, new legislation introduced by World Athletics in 2018 means she isn’t allowed to defend her 800-metre gold medal without taking hormone-suppressing drugs.

What we can do about it

Caster has taken her case to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge this decision and at Lux, we’re supporting her.

We believe women shouldn’t be judged on how they look or be stripped of what makes them who they are. It’s our mission to overturn the World Athletics ruling and allow her to compete as a woman.

That’s why we’ve set up the #IStandWithCaster petition – and we need your support. Sign the petition today and spread the message on social media using the #IStandWithCaster hashtag.

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