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New amfAR and GATE Report Highlights Community-Led Efforts in Transgender Health and Advocacy

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At High Risk for HIV, Transgender Individuals Are Organizing and Advocating for Social and Legal Change

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2014 –A new report released today by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE), highlights the ongoing struggle of transgender individuals across the globe in their fight for access to appropriate and effective HIV care and treatment. For years data has shown that transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, both in terms of increased risk of infection and the high number of them already living with the virus.
Today, however, transgender individuals are increasingly using the power of community organization and mobilization to demand not only an equal place in society, but timely access to relevant medical and other support services.

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Advancing Trans* Movements Worldwide: A Meeting for Funders and Activists Working on Gender Diversity

In December 2013, trans* and intersex activists and funders currently supporting or interested in supporting trans* and intersex rights, came together in Berlin for a first-ever funding dialogue. The lessons learnt and outcomes from Advancing Trans* Movements Worldwide: A Meeting for Funders and Activists Working on Gender Diversity are documented in the report.

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Stand with Monica Jones’ campaign for the rights of transgender people and sex workers

JOIN MONICA JONES ON +MARCH 14: TAKE ACTION FOR THE RIGHTS OF TRANS PEOPLE AND SEX WORKERS
The Best Practices Policy Project, the Desiree Alliance and Global Action for Trans* Equality are calling for US-wide and international action on +March 14, 2014 to support Monica Jones’ campaign for the rights of transgender people and sex workers.
Monica Jones, a human rights defender in Arizona and an advocate for the rights of transgender people and sex workers, was profiled and wrongfully arrested for “manifestation of prostitution” by a police sting operation and anti-prostitution diversion program known as “Project ROSE”. Ms Jones had been a speaker at a rally protesting Project ROSE—which is run by Phoenix police and Arizona State University’s School of Social Work—the day before. At the time of her arrest, she was not engaging in sex work, but was in fact walking down her street to the local bar.

First-ever survey of trans* and intersex advocacy organizations reveals glaring need for support, partners

FIRST-EVER SURVEY OF TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS REVEALS GLARING NEED FOR SUPPORT 

Survey conducted by Global Action for Trans* Equality and American Jewish World Service shows groups face significant lack of funding

 

NEW YORK, NY / BUENOS AIRES, Argentina –Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) released today the results of the first-ever survey of transgender and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and Intersex Organizing. The report is being presented on January 28 during the International Human Rights Funders Group’s 2014 San Francisco Conference.

The survey of 340 organizations documents the deep discrimination and multiple challenges facing trans* and intersex people and the organizing that they are leading worldwide to win their human rights. It also shows the significant funding shortfall facing trans* and intersex groups and the challenges and obstacles they face in obtaining resources to carry out their work.

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