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  • activists
  • The case had been brought jointly by Transgender Europe and ILGA-Europe in 2015 in cooperation with local activists using the collective complaint mechanism. (ilga-europe.org)
  • However, an evolving scientific understanding of gender and numerous advocates and transgender activists around the world speaking up for the lives of trans people have been key in seeing this result. (metro.co.uk)
  • A very small minority of trans rights activists are trying to intimidate people or shut down debate, but we have seen over recent weeks that these discussions are occurring regardless and I will continue to contribute opinions based on my research on international human rights law where and when appropriate to do so. (legalcheek.com)
  • victory
  • This victory illustrates how the Drop LWOP Campaign and A Living Chance project are creating a foundation for the commutation of all people sentenced to LWOP and the elimination of LWOP from the penal code altogether. (womenprisoners.org)
  • opposite-sex
  • In this context, the term "strict scrutiny" means that people who say they are transgender must be treated as members of the opposite sex by all federal or state agencies, universities, schools and civic groups that accept federal dollars, except in rare circumstances. (breitbart.com)
  • requirement
  • The decision in the case Transgender Europe and ILGA-Europe v. Czech Republic follows the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case A.P., Gar ç on and Nicot v. France in April 2017, finding that the forced sterilisation requirement was in breach of the right to respect for private life. (ilga-europe.org)
  • couples
  • A legal inequality compared to heterosexual couples still existed with regards to children: the husband of the biological mother was automatically legally recognised as the father (by article 135 of the Civil Code), but this was not the case in a same-sex couple for the wife of the mother. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • On November 9, 2017 four people of color - a transgender man, a gender non-conforming person and two queer female prisoners - who were all at one time incarcerated at the Central California Women's Facility (CCWF), filed a lawsuit against the State of California and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). (womenprisoners.org)
  • CHICAGO-August 16, 2017 -In a sign of growing acceptance for transgender children, a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association finds 53% of American adults would support their teenage child's request to transition to another gender. (osteopathic.org)
  • queer
  • As a queer person of color I have a lot of rights at stake," said The Vixen, a Chicago-based drag queen/performer/activist with colorful braids and gold, sparkly eyebrows, standing outside the polling booth. (northwestern.edu)
  • representatives
  • Human Rights Watch interviewed 28 transgender people for the report, as well as medical professionals, legal experts, government officials, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, and academics. (hrw.org)
  • Decency, fairness, and equality have been thrown to the wind by the South Dakota House of Representatives," said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. (hrc.org)
  • despite
  • This bill would make it a misdemeanor for a transwoman to use a women's room, or a transman to use a men's room - despite the fact that most patrons wouldn't even know that these people were physically born with different biological at-birth gender marker. (orlandoweekly.com)
  • woman
  • If I had new papers, my job interviews wouldn't be about being transgender," one woman told Human Rights Watch. (hrw.org)
  • Comedian, Mefi's own , and transgender woman Avery Edison is currently being held in a men's jail in Ontario on immigration charges , separated from the general population. (metafilter.com)
  • The one thing I've noticed that kind of irritates me is that like half of the people on my feed keep referring to Avery as a trans* woman instead of a trans woman. (metafilter.com)
  • One of the issues in the case was that the plaintiff, the employee informed the boss that she was coming out as a transgender woman and under doctors orders, she was required before undergoing the medical treatment to transition physically she needed to live in the gender consistent with her gender identity. (attn.com)
  • restrooms
  • Less than two weeks ago, the House also passed HB 1008 - a deplorable attempt to prevent transgender students in public schools from using restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity. (hrc.org)
  • trans person
  • The bill allows anyone who discovers that they used a restroom with someone who was not biologically born of the sex matching that restroom to sue both the trans person, as well as the establishment operating the facility, for damages. (orlandoweekly.com)
  • health care
  • He said:'There is substantial evidence that the stigma associated with the intersection of transgender status and mental disorders contributes to precarious legal status, human rights violations and barriers to appropriate health care for this population. (metro.co.uk)
  • Experienced attorneys will give attendees the practical skills to enable them to competently represent transgender clients in areas such as employment, health care, identity documents and detention. (pli.edu)
  • To completely ignore a giant group of people that need access ― and who are already having a hard time going into health care spaces ― it is just mind-blowing to me, and it's incredibly frustrating," Gutiérrez said. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual's choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. (nytimes.com)
  • California
  • The California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and the Californians United for a Responsible Budget Coalition (CURB) applaud Governor Brown for commuting the sentences of 14 people and pardoning 56 to mark the Easter holiday, among them 7 were serving Life Without Parole (LWOP). (womenprisoners.org)
  • According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, over 5,000 people in California are serving LWOP. (womenprisoners.org)
  • We believe that all people in California serving the inhumane LWOP sentence should be commuted to parole-eligible, allowing people a chance to go before the Parole Board. (womenprisoners.org)
  • A group of people with LWOP sentences at the Central California Women's Facility reacted with excitement at news of the Easter commutations. (womenprisoners.org)
  • In California, people can apply for a new ID card or driver's licence through self-certification. (metro.co.uk)
  • nonprofit
  • Dr. Krystal Redman, executive director of southeastern nonprofit SPARK: Reproductive Justice Now , pointed to the fact that, historically, legislation in the U.S. has been created by cisgender white people. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • policy
  • These are all issues that favour the development of a progressive policy to protect the human rights of transgendered persons within the legal framework of the Code. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • The policy is a blanket ban on providing hormone treatment to any transgender person who was not receiving such treatment prior to incarceration. (lambdalegal.org)
  • It explicitly voids the existing policy adopted by the Association, which allows transgender students to participate in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity. (hrc.org)
  • women's
  • Feminists say that pro-transgender policies will erase the concept of women - and of women's rights - because men will be women. (breitbart.com)
  • Of the nearly 200 people serving LWOP in California's women's prisons, the overwhelming majority are survivors of abuse, including intimate partner battering, childhood abuse, sexual violence and sex trafficking. (womenprisoners.org)
  • Today's commutations included 3 people in women's prisons, 2 serving LWOP. (womenprisoners.org)
  • Featuring food from Mamacitas Cafe, a raffle and items for sale made by people living inside women's prisons. (womenprisoners.org)
  • experience
  • October 1999 - Research and consultation conducted by Commission staff in preparation for this paper shows that transgendered people experience negative stereotypes that have a pervasive and often traumatic impact on virtually every aspect of their lives. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Although PTSD can cause symptoms that significantly affect cognition and behavior, the people who assist or make critical decisions affecting those who experience PTSD may not recognize or understand these symptoms well. (pli.edu)
  • Historically, transgender youth and adults experience higher rates of homelessness, substance abuse, HIV infection, depression, anxiety, self-harm and thoughts of suicide than the general population. (osteopathic.org)
  • lawsuit
  • The judge's legal decision was made April 13 in a lawsuit against the Pentagon's transgender policies , which excludes people from military service if they want to be treated as members of the other sex. (breitbart.com)
  • human
  • Echoing the European Court of Human Rights, the Committee stated that trans people should not be forced to choose between their gender identity and physical integrity. (ilga-europe.org)
  • Amsterdam) - The Dutch Civil Code violates the human rights of transgender people, and the government should amend it without delay, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. (hrw.org)
  • The 85-page report, " Controlling Bodies, Denying Identities: Human Rights Violations Against Trans People in the Netherlands ,"documents the impact of a 1985 law, article 28 of the civil code, on the daily life of transgender people. (hrw.org)
  • One transgender person interviewed by Human Rights Watch said about the law: "People are left dangling in between two worlds for far longer than is necessary. (hrw.org)
  • For transgender people, official identity documents reflecting their gender identity are vitally important for the enjoyment of their human rights. (skepchick.org)
  • In July 2015, the OHRC intervened in a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Application concerning the treatment of trans persons in custody. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Toronto - A significant decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) in XY v. Ministry of Government and Consumer Services reinforces the human rights of trans people. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. (nytimes.com)
  • Additional resources are available online, including the Human Rights Campaign's detailed reference guide Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children . (osteopathic.org)
  • Amsterdam) - The law on transgender rights that the Dutch Senate approved on December 18, 2013, is an important step toward equality, Human Rights Watch said today. (hrw.org)
  • Human Rights Watch published an 85-page report in September 2011, " Controlling Bodies, Denying Identities: Human Rights Violations Against Trans People in the Netherlands ," which documents the impact of the 1985 law - article 28 of the civil code - on the daily lives of transgender people. (hrw.org)
  • Human Rights Watch had recommended amending the law on the grounds that article 28 violated the human rights of transgender people. (hrw.org)
  • Several international human rights instruments ratified by the Netherlands also protect transgender rights, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. (hrw.org)
  • The legal arguments related to the Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights as well as the Article 8 . (wikipedia.org)
  • define
  • The Yogyakarta Principles encourage states to consider measures that allow all people to define their own gender identity. (hrw.org)
  • In May this year, after 16 years of lobbying and hard work by a lot of people, a new law finally passed that allows any people the right to define their own legal gender. (skepchick.org)
  • The agency's proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. (nytimes.com)
  • Europe
  • Norway is finally catching up after having dropped from a fifth to an eleventh place over the last two years on ILGA-Europe's index of the situation for LGBTI people in Europe. (skepchick.org)
  • term
  • De term transgender (of kortweg trans) is een paraplubegrip. (scriptiebank.be)
  • These commutations follow the 37 commutations the Governor has granted during his term, 17 for people serving LWOP. (womenprisoners.org)
  • I was just trying to reappropriate that term to castrate it of its power, publish it again and again and again until people no longer see it as offensive [see quote from Gustavo Arellano in the 11/29 EW interview]. (eugeneweekly.com)