Posted on 14th April 2010 in [:en]Press[:es]Noticias[:]

Transgender Europe (TGEU): Press Release: April 14th 2010

TGEU presents Spanish version of “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project’s website “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” goes Spanish!

The “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) research project launches the Spanish version of its website today. This should allow more people in the Global South to access the information. The Spanish version can be found on:

(to enter the Spanish website, please click on the button “Español”)

The English website, that was launched on March 17th 2010 can be found on:

The Spanish version includes all information published on the English website, including the newly released translation of the Issue Paper “Human Rights and Gender Identity” of the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg of the Council of Europe, which can be found in form of a PDF file on the website here:

Information on the project:

TvT is a comparative, ongoing qualitative-quantitative research project which provides an overview of the human rights situation of trans persons in different parts of the world and develops useful data and advocacy tools for international institutions, human rights organizations, the trans movement and the general public. A research team from Transgender Europe is coordinating the project, which is partly funded by the Open Society Institute.

TGEU’s research team is assisted by an Advisory Board, comprised of international LGBT, trans and human rights activists from and will cooperate with partner organizations in all six world regions (Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, North America, and Oceania). The TvT research project is a work in progress. The data collected will be periodically compiled and updated. In the beginning we present data of some selected countries and a set of maps as well as the results of the Trans Murder Monitoring project, which is a subproject of the TvT research project. More information will be provided after the conclusion of the analysis of the TvT questionnaire results and other research data.

333 cases of reported murders of trans people in the last 2 years.

The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project started in April 2009 and is systematically monitoring, collecting and analysing reports of homicides of trans people worldwide. Updates of the preliminary results, which have been presented in July 2009 for the first time, will be published on the TvT website two to three times a year in form of tables, name lists, and maps. The TMM January/February 2010 update has revealed more than 330 cases of reported murders of trans people in the last 2 years.