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UN Trans Advocacy Week 2021

  • Online
  • 21st June - 14th July 2021

The fifth edition of UN Trans Advocacy Week will take place virtually, due to restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Published
  • 21 March 2021
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For the fifth year in a row, trans and gender diverse activists from all over the world will come together during the June/July session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to raise awareness of the human rights situation of their communities with diplomatic missions and UN bodies in Geneva.

UN Trans Advocacy Week is a collective project of the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), GATE, ILGA Worldthe Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights (RFSL), and TGEU. First held in 2017, the initiative has supported dozens of activists to address trans people’s human rights at the UN, and to increase their visibility and leadership in decision-making processes at the international level. 

In 2021, due to restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Trans Advocacy Week will happen virtually. Activists will hold a series of private meetings with human rights bodies and country missions, as well as engage in a series of public events to raise awareness of key issues affecting trans communities worldwide.