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Recognizing, Documenting and Addressing Anti-Gender Opposition: A Toolkit

Learn how to recognize, document and address Anti-Gender Opposition with GATE’s new toolkit!

  • Published
  • 1 March 2024
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On Zero Discrimination Day, observed annually on 1st March, it is essential to recognize that the recent, well-coordinated and well-funded global pushback against trans and gender diverse people’s rights from the anti-gender movement is not only a threat to everyone’s freedom, it poses a significant risk to the health of all, impacting broader sexual and reproductive health and rights, and democracy and civic space. It threatens our ability to meet vital health goals, such as the global 2025 HIV targets and the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all.

In light of this threat, GATE is launching a Toolkit on recognizing, documenting and addressing anti-gender opposition that provides practical guidance for organizations seeking to end discrimination against trans and gender diverse communities.

Who is this Toolkit for?

This toolkit is designed to be used by trans, gender diverse and intersex organizations, organizations engaging in health rights advocacy, collectives, activists, and allies to inform and build upon their work in countering anti-gender opposition.

It was developed using a participatory approach with trans, gender diverse and intersex activists and experts and draws upon a comprehensive review of existing academic literature, reports, other toolkits, and case studies on anti-gender movements. 

What will you learn?

This toolkit provides practical guidance and methods to recognize, contextualize, document, and report anti-gender movements and attacks on their personnel and organizations. It aims to provide pro-trans and gender diverse equality movements with easily adaptable practical knowledge, skills, and resources to address and respond to these attacks.

This is divided into 5 steps:

STEP 1. Recognizing & Contextualizing Anti-Gender Movements

STEP 2. Identifying Anti-Gender Actors 

STEP 3. Documenting & Addressing Anti-Gender Attacks

STEP 4. Reporting to National, Regional and International Mechanisms

STEP 5. Resilience and Pre-empting Anti-Gender Attacks