gender recognition

China: Self-surgery, illegal drugs

Many transgender people in China feel forced to seek unregulated, risky treatments, or attempt dangerous self-surgery, because of laws and policies. A lack of professional information on hormone treatment, meanwhile, sees people to turn to the black market or online for drugs

Australia: Trans birth certificate campaign turns to other states after Victoria passes reform

The Victorian Legislative Council passed an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic), making it possible for transgender and gender diverse people to change the legal gender on their birth certificates.

Kosovo Court of Appeal Takes Historic Decision on Legal Gender Recognition

This decision is expected to be taken as a practice and positive example from the Civil Status Offices and the Agency for Civil Registry of Kosovo on how to deal with future requests of citizens who wish to officially change their name and gender markers.

Germany: Tessa Ganserer calls for the abolition of transsexual law

The Transsexual Act of 1981 regulates the conditions under which sufferers can officially change their first name and gender. Meanwhile, it is considered urgently in need of an overhaul, especially as the Federal Constitutional Court over the years again and again declared regulations unconstitutional.

India: Transgender citizens “integral part of India” that may have been shortchanged by its parliament

All of this seems to suggest that the push for transgender rights by the government was never about empowering the 440,000 transgender Indians, but a publicity stunt to showcase inclusive nationalism to the world at large.

South Africa: Strategic Pathways to Inclusion and Rights for LGBTI People in Sub-Saharan Africa

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The agenda includes a “pledge that no one will be left behind” and commitments to prioritize the poorest and most marginalized.