Transrespect vs Transphobia Worldwide: TGEU Research Project


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“Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) is an ongoing, comparative qualitative-quantitative research project initiated by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

TGEU’s  TvT project provides ground-breaking research on the human rights situation of trans and gender-diverse people worldwide.

This ongoing, comparative qualitative-quantitative research is first and foremost grounded in, and serves gender-diverse/trans people’s movements and activism. The project seeks to provide an overview of the human-rights situation of trans and gender-diverse persons in different parts of the world and to develop useful data and advocacy tools for international institutions, human-rights organizations, the trans movement, and the general public.

The TvT project includes the following sub-projects:

  1. Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM), a systematic collection, monitoring and analysis of reported killings of gender-diverse/trans people worldwide.
  2. Legal and Social Mapping, which provides an overview of existing laws, law proposals, and actual legal and health-care practices as well as diverse aspects of the social situation relevant to gender-diverse/trans people. It currently comprises 119 countries in six world regions including all 49 European countries.
  3. Survey on the Social Experiences of Trans and Gender-Diverse People, which addresses experiences of both Transphobia and Transrespect and has been developed and conducted together with partner organisations in 2012 and 2014 in Colombia, India, the Philippines, Serbia, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, and Venezuela.