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Gender Identity and Human Rights (in 2 pages)

About the report

This publication is a two page summary of Gender Identity and Human Rights laws and violations globally, drawing on the Yogyakarta Principles definition of gender identity.

According to the Yogyakarta Principles, gender identity “refers to each person’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth. Every day and all around the world, human rights violations based on gender identity affect, transgender people, gender diverse people and intersex people.

Common human rights violations include:

  • Early violence and exclusion from family and community life
  • Limited or denied access to education, employment and housing
  • Social and institutional violence against trans* people, including criminalization
  • Limited and often denied access to health care services
  • Impossibility or difficulty of obtaining legal documentation

This report is available to download in English, French and Spanish.


If you want to reference this work, please use the following citation:
GATE (2013) Gender Identity and Human Rights. New York: GATE


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