“Discrimination against transgender persons must no longer be tolerated”

// 8 January 2009

CouncilofEurope_150x82.jpg“Transgender persons encounter severe problems in their daily lives as their identity is met with insensitivity, prejudice or outright rejection” says Commissioner Hammarberg [the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights] in his latest Viewpoint.

Analysing the various difficulties transgender people face, the Commissioner underlines that “they are discriminated against in all member states, in areas such as employment, health care and housing”.

He concludes calling on member states to “take all necessary concrete action to ensure that transphobia is stopped and that transgender persons are no longer discriminated against in any field.”

The Commissioner’s full statement is available on the Council of Europe’s website (link here)

(Cross-posted at Bird of Paradox)

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