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December 2020 Virtual Events

December 2020 Virtual Events

Building Collective Resistance: a trans conversation on anti-gender movements

Since its beginnings, trans activism has responded to stigma, discrimination and violence with strategic planning, collective organizing and political mobilization. Today, more than ever, it is time to come together to strategize, organize and mobilize.

At this moment, and in different parts of the world, trans people´s human rights are at a challenging crossroad. This is a result of the convergence between conservative anti-gender movements (e.g., far-right governments, parties and groups, as well as religious institutions) and radical anti-gender movements (e.g., some feminists and LGB organizations and individuals). In addition to those movements, trans people are being targeted by anti-science ideologies, conspiracy theories and other kinds of social panics. As a consequence, trans people everywhere are facing not only an increases opposition to their human rights, but also an increasing opposition to their right to exist at all.

Through this virtual conversation, we propose to expose and share our analysis of the current situation, map ongoing conflicts, and identify opportunities for solidarity and resistance.

Moderator for both sessions: Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director, GATE.

DATE: Tuesday 15th December TIME: 15:00 CET / 09:00 EST SPEAKERS:
  • Bogiárka Fedorkó, Advocacy Officer, International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe.
  • B Camminga, African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University
  • Chamindra Weerawardhana, Senior Consultant – Gender Identity/Expression and Sex Characteristics [GIESC] Programme, ILGA World
  • Leo Mulio Alvarez, Health Officer, TGEU
  • Lui Asquith, Director of Legal, Policy and Operations, Mermaids

DATE: Wednesday 16th December

TIME: 22:00 CET / 16:00 EST


  • Franco Fuica, Coordinador de Legislación y Política Pública, OTD Chile
  • Leona Wolf, investigadora, Brasil.
  • Miluska Luzquiños, TRANS – Organización Feminista por los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Trans, Perú
  • Camilo Losada Castilla, investigador, Colombia
  • Jessica Marjane, Fundadora de Red de Juventudes Trans, México.

Linking Trans & Gender Diverse Work to the Sustainable Development Goals

Leave No One Behind: Linking trans & gender diverse work to SDG 1

Trans and gender-diverse people are routinely and structurally left behind in spite of the “leave no one behind” principle, which is a crucial commitment to uphold to reach the Agenda 2030 promise. The trans and gender-diverse population is disproportionally disadvantaged, due to discrimination and injustice, and the result for trans and gender-diverse people across the globe is poverty. In the light of “leave no one behind”, these Goals provide an opportunity for trans organizations and civil society, globally, to step up and ensure inclusion.

This webinar conversation will highlight three factors, contributing to the poverty indicators in the trans community, globally:

  1. Identity documents (gender marker and/or name change, and related bureaucracy)
  2. Education
  3. Employment
SDG 1 - No Poverty

DATE: Wednesday 16th December

TIME: 16:00 CET / 10:00 EST

Health and Well-Being: Linking trans & gender diverse work to SDG 3

Health and well-being are often central to the work activists and organizations that focus on trans and gender-diverse individuals. But how does this work tie in with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being?

This webinar conversation takes a look at what the SDGs are, what the focus of SDG 3 is, and how activists and advocacy organizations can engage with their relevant governments on the topic of transgender and gender-diverse health in a way that allows governments to meet their SDG targets and activists and advocacy organizations to meet their mandates. Through the SDG framework, activists and advocacy organizations can engage more meaningfully with governments and government agencies and get the latter to buy into the work that activists and advocacy organizations do.

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

DATE: Thursday 17th December

TIME: 16:00 CET / 10:00 EST