The inclusion of trans communities in the global HIV response is growing, and with it, a greater understanding of the necessity for differentiated service delivery, community-led services, and a holistic approach that integrates HIV and sexual health care with trans-related healthcare.
The ICD-11 is to be voted in at the 72nd World Health Assembly. After moving trans-related categories out of the Chapter on Mental Health, the next steps in the process include getting rid of the remaining pathologizing language and advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage.
Organisations from across the world have signed a joint statement and Call to Action to join with us in working together to fully dismantle pathologization. Trans identities are formally de-psycho-pathologized in the ICD-11.
The need for a World Day of Social Justice highlights that, all around the world, social injustice is the rule, not the exception. Supporting community-led organizing and political mobilization is an urgent matter of social justice.
ATE joins the voices of trans and sex worker organization and activists around the world calling for the urgent decriminalization of sex work and an end to legal oppression, equal protection from law enforcement and criminal justice systems, and end to the use of condoms as ‘evidence’ of sex work, as this prevents the practice of safe sex, and equal access to rights-based health and social services for sex workers.
Declaration of the II Activists’ Delegation to the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires
In November 2018, 50 intersex, trans and gender diverse activists and allies from more than 20 countries participated in the second Activist Delegation to the International WPATH Symposium in Buenos Aires. Prior to the symposium, the Activists’ Delegation held their own meeting to share, plan and strategize on depathologization worldwide.
The meeting was particularly significant in a context strongly characterized by social and institutional violence against intersex, trans and gender diverse people, and the global rise in attacks from religious and political movements against the so-called “gender ideology”.
This APT manual provides practical guidance on this topic, and covers prisons, police custody and immigration detention facilities.
Akahatá, GATE, ILGA World and TGEU have brought together 50 intersex, trans and gender diverse activists from around the world to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 25th WPATH Symposium from 2-6 November 2018. We will be sharing information during the WPATH Symposium about our engagement and actions, so please follow GATE’s social media for updates.
Today, GATE joins the observation of World Mental Health Day, instituted by the World Health Organization with the purpose of “raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health”. On World Mental Health Day 2018, let’s build together a time of change, one in which all of us can thrive, not just survive.