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Stop the institutionalization of a 11 year old transexual.
  • Petitioned Klaus Wowereit

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Mayor of Berlin
Klaus Wowereit

Stop the institutionalization of a 11 year old transexual.

    1. Katrina Swales
    2. Petition by

      Katrina Swales

      Immingham, United Kingdom

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The Youth Welfare Office of Berlin is putting an 11 year old transgendered girl into a father's care who is putting her into a mental institute simply because he believes transexuality is wrong. This young girl will be taught how her feelings are wrong,and pushed more into the denial that has claimed the lives of so many transgendered people, thanks to biased decisions by the Youth Welfare office this child's life could be irrevocably ruined. I am starting this petition to try and make it known that this is not okay, that this is a breach of some of the basic human rights of this child

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Das Jugendamt Berlin überstellt ein elfjähriges, transsexuelles Mädchen in die Obhut ihres Vaters, der sie in ein psychiatrisches Institut zwangseinweisen will, weil er glaubt, dass Transsexualität falsch ist. Diesem jungen Mädchen wird also beigebracht werden, dass seine Gefühle falsch sind und es wird somit immer mehr in jene Selbstverneinung gedrängt, welche schon das Leben so vieler Transsexueller gefordert hat. Und dies nur dank der vorurteilbehafteten Entscheidungen des Jugendamtes, die das Leben dieses Kindes unwiederbringlich ruinieren könnte. 

Ich starte diese Petition um anzuprangern und um bekannt zu machen, dass dies nicht in Ordnung ist. Vielmehr, dass dies eine Verletzung der grundlegendsten Menschenrechte dieses Kindes sind.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Alex is OKAY!

      Katrina Swales
      Petition Organizer

      Alex's mother got the majority of the shared custody in the end, AND she is now allowed to see Proper GID specialists!

    2. Reached 50,000 signatures
    3. New Correction to the taz.de story about Alex, posted 31/03

      Katrina Swales
      Petition Organizer

      On www.taz.de further was posted: „The child […] may now be forcibly institutionalized into the Berlin Charité.“ Besides the absence of an appropriate courtly decision for this, the Berlin Charité explained additionally, they were not ready to take the child in against her declaration of will or the declaration of will of her mother. The child therefore would not be forcibly institutionalized into the Berlin Charité.

    4. Reached 25,000 signatures
    5. Reached 9,000 signatures
    6. Reached 6,000 signatures
    7. Reached 1,500 signatures
    8. News article on the situation

      Katrina Swales
      Petition Organizer

      Holds more information about the whole thing.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Fatima Berry RICHMOND HILL, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is horrible and wrong. There is nothing wrong with being transgendered and that poor girl shouldn't have to go through this.

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    • Susy Cisneros CASTLE ROCK, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Everyone has the freedom to love who they want to and to be who they want to be.

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    • maggie blanch CASTLE ROCK, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Because it is a disgrace that someone is locked up for something so small! free the free

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    • Jennifer Artis CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because people should have the freedom to be who they want to be. You can't institutionalize her because she doesn't look or act the way society says she should.

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    • Nemy Kardum AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is one of the most vile human rights violations I've heard of in the last decade... and all in one of the most "civilized", "just" and "evolved" "republics" in the world. The inaction of Berliners concerning this criminally negligent ruling has shown up Germany as a majoritarianism of ugly cissexism and medical ignorance.

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