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Stop Trans Genocide

Stop Trans Genocide

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 STOP THE GENOCIDE AGAINST TRANS WOMEN!STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANS PEOPLE
Organizations, associations and activists defending the human and civil law of 
trans
people(transsexual / transgender / transvestite ... depending on the different names used in eachcountry):WE PUBLICLY DENOUNCE generalized extreme violence and murders that trans peoplesuffer by the virtue of being transgender around the world, especially at Latin America.WE DENOUNCE ALSO the IMPUNITY that this genocide is committed and the lack of action by the governments to eradicate it, and WE DEMAND the INVOLVEMENT of society, and especially GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS withcompetence with Human Rights Issues and pro-Human Rights NGOs, to directly take policy,legislative and judicial actions to end this genocide, and at the same time to put pressure ongovernments in order to apply such measures.
SYSTEMATIC RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT SITUATION OF THE
TRANS 
PERSONS
Even today, transgender people have their most basic human and civil rights systematicallyviolated around the world to a greater or lesser extent, often are the governments themselvesthat not only take steps to eradicate violence (physical, psychological and symbolic) anddiscrimination against trans people, but they themselves violate many of these rights (basedon the violation of the right to self-determination of gender identity, and denying thecorresponding legal recognition and the obtaining of legal documentation according to heridentity, and the denial of the right to comprehensive health or police harassment). All theviolence and social and labor exclusion from cisexists and transphobic prejudices, besidesrepresenting itself, let trans people, especially women (and especially if they are immigrants,poor, color .. .), in a situation of extreme vulnerability to all forms of serious violence.
 
This violation of human and civil rights is perfectly reflected in the study "A comparativereview of the human-rights situation of Gender-variant/Trans people"
i
, published by"Transrespect vs. Transphobia Worldwide". As pointed Charles Radcliffe, director of globalissues, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in this studypreface:
 
«[...] Every day millions of 
trans
people experience rejection, stigmatization, harassmentand physical violence for not complying with prevailing gender norms worldwide. Theywere also denied the right to obtain identity documents that reflect their gender identity,are fired from their jobs, denied basic public services, and face deep-rooteddiscrimination in the health and education sector. These abuses are systematic, but littlereported. The response, both nationally and internationally, has been, almost withoutexception, inadequate.The legal obligations that states have to protect transgender people from violence anddiscrimination are different from those that states have towards all others. The rights of 
trans
people are not segregated and are not a special subset of rights, these are HumanRights. Trans people are not an inferior class of people and have right to life, like anyother human being. They must seek protection from arbitrary detention and torture;ensure non-discrimination and freedom of expression, association and assembly. Theseand many other rights are universal: accredited by international laws, but denied to manytrans people simply because of their gender identity or gender expression. [...] »
GENOCIDE AND TRANS FEMINICIDE
 
In May 17, 2013, the last update of The Trans Murdered People Observatory
ii
, maintained bythe TvT project, indicated that in the first months of this year, 78 murders of 
trans
peoplewere had committed around the world, (the vast majority over trans women), registering atotal of 1,233 reports of murders since January 1, 2008 until April 2013.The study shows significant and constant reports of murders of 
trans
people in the last fiveyears. In 2008 148 murder cases were reported, 218 cases in 2009, 229 cases in 2010, 264cases in 2011, 296 cases in 2012, and 78 cases in the firsts four months of 2013.The Interamerican Commission on Human Rights, has reported at the same time 23 murdersof 
trans
people in America in July 2013
iii
only, (compared to 16 murders of gays and lesbians
cis
[no-
trans
], showing more murders of 
trans
people in absolute numbers than all themurders together of lesbian, gay and bisexual
cis
).It is important to note that these cases are only those that have been located through researchon the Internet and through cooperation with organizations and
trans
activists. In manycountries data on murders of 
trans
people do not occur in a systematic way (or are hiddenunder the guise of other crimes), so it is impossible to know the actual number of casesbecause the lack of information, but clues indicate that the real number of these crimes easilyexceeds twice of the reported cases.
iv
 Even counting only the murders and taking into account the ratio of 1 for every 30,000
trans
 persons, this figure is equivalent to approximately 5.5 million of 
cisexual
(no-
trans
) peoplekilled by year (and quite possibly more than the double of that figure): IN PROPORTION,ONE OF THE LARGEST GENOCIDES IN THE HISTORY THAT CONTINUES TODAY
v
.More precisely, this authentic GENOCIDE is basically a FEMINICIDE
TRANS 
, since the vastmajority of victims are
trans
women. FEMINICIDE
TRANS 
, also framed within thewidespread and systematic violence against
trans
people in general (trans men and womenand gender variant people) fruit of cisexism and transphobia, also falls within the generalFEMINICIDE (along with the femicide against
cis
[non-
trans
] women), since the murderedvictims are women because macho patriarchal violence: These murders occurs especially inrelation to sex work caused by the marginalization; the killers are men, and many times thesemurderers are partners, ex-partners, or customers of the victims, like occurs with
cis
(non-
trans
) women.
 
 Trans women are killed primarily because be women, poor women, immigrants, or colored ...And many governments systematically tolerate or promote this extermination as a form of "social cleansing" and have their bodies as they do with the bodies of women
cis
(no-
trans
.)To all this is added the cisexism component (not recognized as "real" women) andtransphobia, which intensify male violence within a structural context of violence and genderdiscrimination by their gender.It's a real FEMINICIDE because this genocide against
trans
women (primary victims) is dueto a situation of structural gender violence against women, violence multiplied by cisexist andtransphobic prejudice that make this gender violence increased proportionately andenormously against trans women.It is therefore essential to start talking about "FEMINICIDE
TRANS 
" when referring to theentire series of murders of 
trans
women by the virtue of being. And these murders should becounted along with the rest of femicide, with added differential treatment that arises frombeing a particular type of women, but including them.Also we should make visible all the persecution, violence and murder against
trans
men andgender variant people, that even being much smaller than the
trans
femicide is stillproportionally much greater than of the population
cis
[non-
trans
].
THEREFORE,
 
j     jj     jx x
, THE UNDERSIGNED ORGANIZATIONS AND PEOPLE DEMAND TOTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS to:
1st. Demand to the United Nations to urge its Member States to integrate as far as possible,the Yogyakarta Principles on the application and interpretation of domestic laws andinternational treaties on Human Rights in relation to gender identity.2nd. Stop all the crimes against humanity that
trans
people come supporting over our civiland political rights recognized by national constitutions of the High Contracting Parties and / or international treaties on human rights ratified by those High Contracting Parties.3rd. We demand also the cease all economic, social and cultural supporting violations over
trans
people that we repeatedly suffer under discriminatory rules.4th. If any violation in the above rights occurs, enjoin to the competent internal authoritiesand the High Contracting Party, and especially including the Attorney, to prosecute andpunish the offender or offenders as perpetrators of discrimination and hatred crimes againstthe dignity and the free development of personality.5th. To restore the victim to the previous situation, or where this is not possible, either she orher family be compensated in proportion to the damage.6th. The victims of such violations receive protection from the UN, if the authorities of theHigh Contracting Party does not provide such protection, and

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