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HRC 35 Side Event: Mental Health and its Impact on Transgender People

  • Room XXI, Palais des Nations, UN Geneva
  • 8th June 2017, 11:30-13:00 CET

Side Event for UN Trans Advocacy Week at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

  • Published
  • 8 June 2017
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This side event at the 35th UN Human Rights Council provided an opportunity to address human rights violations against transgender people and to discuss current advances in the process to dismantle pathologization both at the national and at the international levels. It also provided space to discuss practical next steps that need to be taken to improve the situation.


  • Dainius Pūras, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director, Global Action for Trans Equality
  • Vivianne Verguero, Akahatá

Moderator: Julia Ehrt, Executive Director, Transgender Europe

Watch the event recordings

Part 1
Part 2