Call on all members of the UN to recognise and support trans rights at home and abroad.

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The Declaration of Human Rights is clear: all people deserve to be treated equally. And yet, transgender people all over the world face discrimination. Violations of their rights range from bullying, to denial of healthcare, education, work and housing, to criminalisation, violence, torture, rape and murder.

We’re all human and that in itself is a good enough reason to defend the rights of others. But there are more reasons why the rights of transgender people matter:

⁃     In 2017, Stonewall reported that In the UK 9 out of 10 transgender pupils have thought about suicide. Half of them have attempted it;

⁃     The Trans Murder Monitoring project documented more than 2,000 murders in 66 countries between 2008 and 2016, equivalent to a killing every two days. Many more murders are unreported;

⁃     A survey by the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency found that a third of trans people reported attacks or threats of violence in the past five years;

⁃     The suicide attempt rate among transgender persons ranges from 32% to 50% across all Member States.

Human rights cross borders and carry responsibility. We call on ALL Member States of the United Nations to recognise and celebrate our diversity and embrace all gender identities and expressions, at home and abroad. And we call on you to support this cause and sign this petition.

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