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Mapping digital trans activism in Eastern Europe & Central Asia Mapping digital trans activism in Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Date added: 05/28/2018
Date modified: 05/28/2018
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Mapping digital trans activism2018, 40 pages

A mapping by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Transgender Europe (TGEU) analyzes trans activism in this region in relation to the patterns of digital usage, barriers to free and safe use of the internet, holistic security threats, and resistance strategies to homo/transphobic-motivated censorship, surveillance, and online attacks.

The report includes recommendations to funders, advocates and social media companies, encouraging them to defend and uphold trans rights, and work towards ensuring holistic security for trans activism. This useful advocacy tool also sheds light on the impact of the closing of civil society spaces on trans activism, and the devastating effect that attacks on freedom of expression have on activists in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Transgender Health and Human Rights Transgender Health and Human Rights

Date added: 05/19/2014
Date modified: 05/19/2014
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Trans healt and human rightsDecember 2013, 36 pages

This discussion paper aims to increase understanding of the human rights issues that trans people face, and the priority actions required to secure trans people’s right to dignity, equality, health and security. It focuses predominantly on the rights to health, to legal gender recognition and to freedom from violence and discrimination. Trans people have consistently identifi ed these rights as key priorities. Traversing these issues is essential to addressing the underlying structural factors that marginalize trans people, negatively impact their health and exclude them from the benefi ts of development.

This paper was written for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to inform its work, and that of other UN agencies, including with local trans communities. It draws on the experiences of trans people around the world, and suggests practical actions that UN staff can take to be more inclusive of trans people, both in daily interactions and in their broader work, particularly in the areas of health, HIV, the rule of law and development.

The vicious circle of violence: Trans and gender-diverse people, migration, and sex work The vicious circle of violence: Trans and gender-diverse people, migration, and sex work

Date added: 11/21/2017
Date modified: 11/21/2017
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2017, 24 pages

The focus of this report is on trans and gender-diverse sex workers, who make up 62 per cent of the reported killing of trans and gender-diverse people whose profession is known. It is an attempt to further contextualise the data gathered since 2008 from a systemic violence perspective, utilising much needed community-based violence documentation and research carried out in recent years in local contexts and on an international level.

Trans and intersex people Trans and intersex people

Date added: 06/21/2012
Date modified: 03/05/2013
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picture_eu_reportDiscrimination on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression (2012).

This report addresses complex issues related to discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression, as well as discrimination on grounds of sex vis-à-vis intersex people. The report also clarifies the definitions used in the context of trans discrimination, and the terms used by the community to represent the diversity within it. This study also extensively examines the influence of EU law, including case law, on trans discrimination and provides case studies of national legislation and case-law on gender identity and gender expression discrimination of some Member States where there are promising approaches which can and should serve as models for others to follow.

Advancing Trans*Movements Worldwide Advancing Trans*Movements Worldwide

Date added: 10/16/2014
Date modified: 10/16/2014
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Advancing trans movementsTrans* and intersex movements are rapidly growing and their advocacy is influencing issues and policies around the world. This has drawn increased funding attention.

Recognizing the need for better coordination and collaboration between donors and activists, Global Action for Trans* Equality, the Open Society Foundations, and Wellspring Advisors partnered to host a meeting for funders and activists working on gender diversity in December of 2013 in Berlin. Twenty-two trans* and intersex activists came together with 24 foundation and bilateral donors to learn, network, and together identify ways to better collaborate and coordinate to advance the rights of trans* and intersex people. 

This report captures the discussions and outcomes. It includes concrete recommendations to improve donors’ approaches to funding, as well as ideas about how to collaboratively and strategically support trans* and intersex movements. It also documents the methodology of organizing a donor and activist convening in a collaborative manner. A collaborative process results in a meeting that is more relevant and that builds the capacity of both donors and activists.

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