Submission on language related to gender identity and expression to the United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The purpose of this submission is to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the first report (A/HRC/35/36) of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI) that was presented to the Human Rights Council on 6 June 2017 at the United Nations in Geneva.
It was submitted on June 2017 by:
-Lukas Berredo (Transrespect Officer – Transgender Europe (TGEU)
-Jack Byrne (Independent human rights researcher – TransAction)
-Zhan Chiam (Gender Identity and Gender Expression Senior Programme Officer – International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)
-F.J. Genus (Associate Director – Policy and Advocacy – TransWave Jamaica)
-Mauro Cabral Grinspan (Executive Director – Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)
-Micah Grzywnowicz (International Advocacy Advisor – RFSL, the Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights)
-Dodo Karsay (Research and Information Officer- ARC International)
-Ricky Nathanson (Trans Research, Education, Advocacy & Training (TREAT); Southern Africa Trans Forum (SATF)
-Cianán B. Russell (Human Rights & Advocacy Officer, Asia Pacific Transgender Network)
-Leigh Ann van der Merwe (Coordinator, S.H.E., Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa)
-Viviane Vergueiro (Project Coordinator, Akahatá Studies Group on Sexualities and Genders)
-Fritz von Klein (Trans* Coalition on post-soviet space)