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Advancing Trans*Movements Worldwide Advancing Trans*Movements Worldwide

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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.

Human Rights Violations of Trans Women in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama Human Rights Violations of Trans Women in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama

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Date added: 07/14/2016
Date modified: 07/14/2016
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HRV of Trans Women in the Americas2016, 68 pages


This report from REDLACTRANS done with local organisations is a survey of complaints received in 2015 on violence suffered by trans women in the region.

International day against homophobia and transphobia 2013 International day against homophobia and transphobia 2013

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Date added: 05/09/2013
Date modified: 05/09/2013
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Transphobia 2013How do Activists invest the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia ? The IDAHO Committee and partners release an analysis.

The publication offers a summary of key recommendations and interviews from 30 activists from 23 countries.

Activists share their stories and experience on how the Day acts as a catalyst for alliance building, addressing the media, calling decision makers’ attention, connecting to other activists around the world, and much more.

The publication consists mainly of interviews, in order to make it reader-friendly and accessible.

Discover how Spanish activists got a unanimous recognition of the Day from the Parliament, including the most conservative MPs, and how the Day became one of the biggest annual landmarks for LGBT mobilisation in the UK.

Learn why Turkish organisations made the Day the backbone of their annual strategy and how Albanian activists use the international dimension of the Day to develop their campaigns.

Read how the Dutch government made the Day a focus moment for their International strategies and how Russian activists use it to build a positive and friendly image of the movement.

This and much more in this collection of lively testimonies from the field.

License to be Yourself License to be Yourself

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Date added: 05/19/2014
Date modified: 05/19/2014
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License to be yourself

May 2014, 54 pages

License to Be Yourself documents some of the world’s most progressive and rights-based laws and policies that enable trans people to change their gender identity on official documents. It shares strategies that activists have successfully used in a variety of global and legal contexts, and features case studies from Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Ukraine, and the United States.

This report is a resource for activists working on human rights issues for trans people, local communities examining best laws and policies, and policymakers seeking to uphold the rights of trans people.

Trans and intersex people Trans and intersex people

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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.

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