US: Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”

Israel's Cyber-spy Industry Aids World Dictators Hunt Dissidents and Gays

Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians. Dictators around the world – even in countries with no formal ties to Israel – use them eavesdrop on human rights activists, monitor emails, hack into apps and record conversations

Biometrics and public health surveillance in criminalised and key populations: policy, ethics, and human rights considerations

Widespread public health surveillance efforts focused on key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and others) gather data on population sizes, HIV prevalence, and other information for planning and resource allocation.

Thailand: National workshop calls for new standards to manage transgender inmates and combat sexual harassment in prisons

 Findings of a recent internal review shows that transgender inmates continue to experience unequal treatment, challenges in accessing basic services, as well as sexual harassment by other  inmates.