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
In many European countries, people who identify as transgender must have a mental health diagnosis to get their official records changed.
Aldo Davila said that despite death threats, he is ready to fight for those previously without a voice in the congress
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.
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.
Medical treatment for transgender children is cautious and evidence-based, but the conservative reaction has become increasingly hysterical
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.
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.
It has been criticised by many as it does not provide reservation for employment and education, which is important to ensure social justice to the community.
Previously, activists had called for the full text of the Bill to be made available and had demanded that inputs and suggestions from the community be sought and incorporated into the Bill.
And other problems still faced by society's transgender people
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.