Intersexuelle Mensachen e.V. ( 1.02.2010 )
Shadow Report to the 5th National Report of the Federal Republic of Germany on the United Nations Covenant on Social, Economical, and Cultural Human Rights (CESCR) (Incl. Addendum – Case Studies) ( PDF )
National Center for Transgender Equality
Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination ( update as of 2012 ) ( PDF ( zipped ) )
( abstract ) “Every day, transgender and gender non-conforming people bear the brunt of social and economic marginalization due to discrimination based on their gender identity or expression. Advocates confront this reality regularly working with transgender people who have lost housing, been fired from jobs, experienced mistreatment and violence, or been unable to access the health care they need. Too often, policymakers, service providers, the media and society at large have dismissed or discounted the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and a lack of hard data on the scope of anti-transgender discrimination has hampered the work to make substantive policy changes to address these needs.”
This report documents the impact of a 1985 law, article 28 of the civil code, on the daily life of transgender people. The requirements violate transgender people’s rights to personal autonomy and physical integrity and deny them the ability to define their own gender identity.
Many people in Europe are stigmatised because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity and cannot fully enjoy their universal human rights. Some of them are victims of hate crime and may not receive protection when attacked in the street by fellow citizens, while some of their organisations are denied registration or are banned from organising peaceful meetings and demonstrations. Some people have fl ed to Council of Europe member states from countries where they risk being tortured or executed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Too few opinion leaders and leading politicians have taken a fi rm stand against homophobic and transphobic expressions, discrimination and violence.
International Commission of Jurists, Switzerland
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Justice: A comparative law casebook ( PDF )
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Justice: A Comparative Law Casebookis a collection of domestic court cases addressing legal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. It presents more than one hundred judicial decisions from every region of the world and analyzes the role of international and comparative law in cases involving such topics as the criminalisation of sexual conduct, gender expression and cross-dressing, employment discrimination, freedom of religion and non-discrimination, and partnership benefits and recognition. It is the first book of its kind. The Comparative Law Casebook should be of use to human rights activists, legal practitioners, judges and students who seek to use the law to vindicate rights.
Eagle – Canada Human Rights Trust, University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba
Every class in every school: The first national climate survey on homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in Canadian schools. Final report ( PDF )
( abstract ) The terms “homophobia” and “transphobia” signify a great deal of unnecessary misery in the lives of Canadian students. Knowledge of their distress and a determination to bring it to the consciousness of educators and parents motivated the members of the Education Committee of Egale Canada to conduct a climate survey of Canadian schools.
Gender Identity Research and Education Society
Mise à jour: GIRES : The Number of Gender Variant People in the UK – Update 2011 ( PDF )