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May 21, 2013

Trans people suffer high levels of repeat victimization and violence and employment discrimination

A new map reveals how transgender Europeans are denied the right to have their gender legally recognized or forced to be sterilized before they can.

The Transgender Europe (TGEU) map reflects European countries’ laws and administrative practices which protect or violate the human rights of trans people.

And its new index provides detailed country information saying 24 countries in Europe require sterilization before trans people can legally change their gender.

May 21, 2013

Trans people suffer high levels of repeat victimization and violence and employment discrimination

A new map reveals how transgender Europeans are denied the right to have their gender legally recognized or forced to be sterilized before they can.

The Transgender Europe (TGEU) map reflects European countries’ laws and administrative practices which protect or violate the human rights of trans people.

And its new index provides detailed country information saying 24 countries in Europe require sterilization before trans people can legally change their gender.

May 17, 2013

New figures claim 78 trans people have already been killed in 13 countries this year and 1,233 in 59 countries since January 2008

New figures published today show 78 trans people were murdered in 13 countries from 1 January to 30 April this year.

There were 1,233 reported murders of trans people in 59 countries worldwide from 1 January 2008 to 30 April 2013.

The new figures were collected as part of the Trans Murder Monitoring project by Transgender Europe (TGEU) and published on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

TGEU says the murders are often particularly violent, including mutilation and torture.

May 15, 2013

Transgender Europe will launch a Trans Rights Europe Map and Index on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Trans people are still suffering from discrimination,  prejudice and persecution in Europe, a new report has found.

Published on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May), it will expose the 'bleak' legal challenges trans people face across 49 countries in Europe.

Transgender Europe (TGEU) will show which of the countries require sterilization in legal gender recognition and which do not provide for any procedures.

The index will present an in-depth overview of the legal human rights situation for trans people.

May 15, 2013

Transgender Europe will launch a Trans Rights Europe Map and Index on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Trans people are still suffering from discrimination,  prejudice and persecution in Europe, a new report has found.

Published on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May), it will expose the 'bleak' legal challenges trans people face across 49 countries in Europe.

Transgender Europe (TGEU) will show which of the countries require sterilization in legal gender recognition and which do not provide for any procedures.

The index will present an in-depth overview of the legal human rights situation for trans people.

March 19, 2013

New figures released this month shows there were over a thousand recorded murders of trans people in five years

A new update from the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project shows that there have been over 1,100 reported murders of trans people in the last five years.

The figures released this month record 1,123 murders in 57 countries from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. Recorded murders have increased every year.

'The increase suggests that on the one hand TGEU [Transgender Europe]’s TVT [Transrespect Versus Transphobia] research team has improved its monitoring methods, and received information from activists from many parts of the world,' said a statement from TGEU.

December 19, 2012

Another trans women was murdered in Turkey, bringing the 2012 toll to six

A trans women from Beylikduzu in Istanbul was shot last Saturday, tragically extending 2012's list of murdered transgender women in Turkey.

Gunce Hatun, a 19-year-old who worked as a sex worker was shot dead on the street, said Kemal Ordek a Turkish steering committee member for Transgender Europe.

Turkish news reports say that police arrested a man who is a driver for a private bank. He claimed Hatun tried to force her way into his car.

This brings the number of murder trans women in Turkey this year to six.

November 15, 2012

New figures from Trans Murder Monitoring show 265 trans people were murdered across the world in the last 12 months, higher than previous years

New figures released yesterday by the Trans Murder Monitoring project show 265 trans people were known to be the victims of violent killings across the world over the last 12 months.

The figures show a nearly 20% increase from last year, when 221 trans murders were reported.

October 1, 2012

Report presented at the European Parliament in Brussels last week describes discrimination agains trans people as ‘rampant’. Report includes intersex people for the first time

A study on trans and intersex people in EU law that was presented at the European Parliament last week described discrimination against trans people as ‘rampant in all EU countries’.

Co-author of the study Silvan Agius presented it to a gathering of 70 people entitled Trans and Intersex People - Challeges in EU Law in Brussels last Wednesday.