Transgender Awareness Week: Protect the Rights of Transgender People Right Now!
️For this Transgender Awareness Week, we celebrate transgender people and we fight to protect their rights! As of today, the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people keep being violated and very little is done to protect them from violence and discrimination.
Kath Khangpiboon, transgender activist and lecturer at Thammasat School of Social Work, gave an interview to the BBC where she explained the crucial importance of legal gender recognition to protect transgender rights. She explains that Thailand being a paradise for transgender people is a big myth and that there is still a long way to go before the rights of transgender people are fully recognised and protected. Check her interview here.
Today is also Transgender Day Of Remembrance! It’s an opportunity to honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of transphobic violence, and the number of violent acts of transphobia is unfortunately not going down.
Manushya Foundation urges governments to legally recognize the rights of transgender people, so that they can be respected and protected. We strongly condemn transphobia and we stand in solidarity with all transgender and gender non-conforming people, who have to fight every day so that they can be who they really are. We will always love and support you!