IPPF honours the Trans Day of Remembrance on 20 November 2020

Trans rights are human rights

On the Trans Day of Remembrance, IPPF remembers the transgender people whose lives have been lost globally to transphobic violence and stands in solidarity in the fight for trans rights.

This year the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project added 350 trans and gender-diverse people to the list of people to be remembered worldwide. This project systematically monitors, collects and analyses reports of homicides of trans and gender-diverse people worldwide.

The world needs to wake up and understand that transphobia and its violence is a destructive aggression of social prejudice that denies people their human rights. IPPF works to change laws in countries to support gender and sexual diversity.

We spotlight the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA/PKBI) who are fighting for to halt the Penal Code revisions that criminalises and stigmatises gender and sexually diverse persons, including trans people.

IPPA produced a short film "Emak Menolak", highlighting the challenges of trans people in Indonesia. Check it out HERE.


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