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HRC 41: Statement to Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Health and Special Rapporteur on Leprosy

Statement from UN Trans Advocacy Week 2019

  • Published
  • 24 June 2019
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UN Geneva, 24 June – 12 July 2019

UN Trans Advocacy Week 2019

In this statement, trans and gender diverse activists participating in Trans Advocacy Week expressed their concern for mental health care used as a weapon in the form of forced institutionalization and treatment against trans and gender diverse people:

As affirmed by the World Health Organization, our gender identities and expressions aren’t pathologies to be treated but healthy manifestations of human diversity.

UN Trans Advocacy Week 2019 participants