For the fifth year in a row, trans and gender diverse activists from all over the world will come together during the June/July session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to raise awareness of the human rights situation of their communities with diplomatic missions and UN bodies in Geneva.
Geneva, 20 July 2021 – At the close of the 47th Human Rights Council and the 5th UN Trans Advocacy Week,* we have seen a significant increase in diplomatic missions engaging with issues relating to trans rights. A momentous statement on protecting trans people’s rights was released by 27 states under the newly formed Group […]
Geneva, 29 June 2021 – In a historic first, yesterday 27 States called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to urgently protect the human rights of trans people, especially trans women, 5 NGOs said. States also urged governments to work with trans-led organisations to raise awareness about the specific situations facing their communities. The statement was delivered by […]
During the 47th Human Rights Council Session, the UN Trans Advocacy Week 2021 partners made a statement in support of the IE SOGI’s report “The Law of Inclusion” in an interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI), Victor Madrigal-Borloz. This report […]
Geneva, 21 June 2021 – For the fifth year in a row, trans and gender diverse activists from all over the world will come together during the June/July session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to raise awareness of the human rights situation of their communities with diplomatic missions and UN bodies in Geneva. […]
Women, feminist, LGBTIQ+, and trans-led organizations are coming together to reaffirm what we believe are core feminist principles. “To achieve justice, equality and liberation, we must combat and dismantle the patriarchal systems of power which continue to oppress and exclude many of us…We affirm that the realization of the human rights of any one group […]
The fight for LGBTIQ+ human rights and the fight to advance gender equality are inextricably linked. And yet, anti-trans violence and hate increase day by day and trans, and non-binary people have been targeted specifically by both anti-rights and anti-gender actors that seek to revert gender equality gains. At the 47th session of the Human […]
Transgender people face extraordinary levels of violence, whether on the streets, at school or work, at home, or at the hands of government officials. In the United States alone, more than one in four trans people has faced a bias-driven assault, and rates are higher for trans women and trans people of color. Globally, studies […]