LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia


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Read more about ILGA-Europe's work on trans issues.

Transgenres/Identités pluriel.le.s – Accueil, droits, santé, jeunesse, emploi… Tous.tes bien informé.e.s 

by Genres Pluriels (only in French. The publications provides very concrete information on trans issues: language to use, legislation, legal gender recognition, gender reassignment treatments (all options available), possibilities of support, etc.)

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License to Be Yourself: Trans Children and Youth


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Protecting Human Rights of Transgender Persons - A short guide to legal gender recognition

By Council of Europe, 2015

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Transgender people and HIV - Policy Brief

By WHO, July 2015

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Transgender on the job: First it was taboo. But what about now?

By Trans* at Work, 2014

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Transforming Health - International Rights-Based Advocacy for Trans Health

By Open Society Foundations, 2013

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Identifying needs for and accessibility of HIV-related services for transgender individuals in the South Caucasus

By Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health - Tanadgoma (Tbilisi, Georgia), in close cooperation with NGO “We for Civil Equality” (Erevan, Armenia) and NGO “Gender and Development” (Baku, Azerbaijan), 2013

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Combination HIV prevention among transgender individuals for three countries of the South Caucasus

Elaborated under the project “Access to HIV-related services for transgender individuals in the South Caucasus”, funded by amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) and implemented by non-governmental organizations “Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health – Tanadgoma” (Georgia), “We for Civil Equality” (Armenia) and “Gender and Development” (Azerbaijan). September 2013

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Les Criteres Medicaux Dans La Loi Relative/De Medische Criteria In De Wet Betreffende De Transseksualitet

Etude de droit comparé menée pour le compte de l'Institut pour l'Egalité des Femmes et des Hommes/ rechtsvergelijkend onderzoek in opdracht van het Instituut voor de Gelijkheid van Vrouwen en Mannen, Belgium.

By Paul Borghs, October 2013

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Trans* Identitäten (only in German)

By the City of Vienna and WASt, 2013

"Austria's first ever folder on transgender identities contains basic information on the topic. It is particularly useful for people in contact with transgender people, but it also contains in-depth information on their legal situation and medical treatment aspects, as well as raising the awareness of the social environment surrounding transgender people."

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Thematic report on Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression

Authored by Silvan Agius, ILGA-Europe’s Policy Director and Professor Christa Tobler, Basel & Leiden Universities. 2012

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Living My Life

This booklet aims to provide information and guidance to anyone who identifies as a trans person or who may be trans. It also signposts people to other sources of support and information. Produced by the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health in partnership with TransBareAll as part of the Pacesetters programme to reduce health inequalities.

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Public consultation on measures for improving the recognition of prescriptions issued in another Member State

By ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe, January 2012

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Human Rights and Gender Identity: Best Practice Catalogue

By ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe, December 2011

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Report on gender discrimination in employment and access to goods and services

By ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe, June 2011

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European Parliament internal note: Transgender Persons’ Rights in the EU Member States

Produced by Cristina Castagnoli, Policy Department C - Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament, July 2010

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Report on gender discrimination in education and financial services

By ILGA-Europe, Transgender Europe and OII-Germany, December 2010.

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Making equality legislation work for Trans people

Published by Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies, September 2010

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Out of sight, out of mind - Transgender People's Experiences of Domestic Abuse, Scotland

Research by Amy Roch and Graham Ritchie, LGBT Youth Scotland, James Morton, Equality Network. August 2010

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Contribution to the consultation on the roadmap for equality between women and men 2006-2010 and follow up strategy

By ILGA-Europe, 2010

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Being transgender in Belgium

Produced by The Belgian Institute for the equality of women and men, 2010

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Transgender people and the Gender Recast Directive

By ILGA-Europe, December 2009

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Two posters on the rights of trans people

By ILGA-Europe, December 2009

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Declaration of the Trans Rights Conference 2009

By delegates at Trans Rights Conference prior the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2009, Malta

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Issue Paper: Human Rights and Gender Identity

By Commissioner of Human Rights, Council of Europe. July 2009

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Transphobia in Ireland

By Cat McIlroy, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2009

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Transphobic Hate Crime in the European Union

By Dr Lewis Turner, Professor Stephen Whittle and Ryan Combs, 2009

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Destination>>Equality: 'TransEurope'

By ILGA-Europe,  Summer 2008

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Transgender EuroStudy: Legal Survey and Focus on the Transgender Experience of Health Care

By ILGA-Europe, April 2008

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Before and After: Gender Transitions, Human Capital, and Workplace

By Kristen Schilt and Matthew Wiswall, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 8: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 39, 2008

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Trans research review

Made by the Equality Human Rights Commision, UK

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Provision of goods, facilities and services to trans people

By Equality and Human Rights Commission, UK


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Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People’s Experiences of Inequality and Discrimination

Authors: Stephen Whittle, Lewis Turner and Maryam Al-Alami
Contributors: Em Rundall and Ben Thom


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