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    On March 17th, Transgender Europe (TGEU) launched the "Transrespect
    versus Transphobia Worldwide" (TvT) research project and new Trans Murder Monitoring results : In the last 2 years the murders of 333 trans people have been reported

    TvT is a comparative, ongoing qualitative-quantitative research project
    which provides an overview of the human rights situation of trans
    persons in different parts of the world and develops useful data and
    advocacy tools for international institutions, human rights
    organizations, the trans movement and the general public. A research
    team from Transgender Europe is coordinating the project, which is
    partly funded by the Open Society Institute. TGEU’s research team is
    assisted by an Advisory Board, comprised of international LGBT, trans
    and human rights activists from and will cooperate with partner
    organizations in all six world regions (Africa, Asia, Central and South
    America, Europe, North America, and Oceania). The TvT research project
    is a work in progress. The data collected will be periodically compiled
    and updated. In the beginning we present data of some selected countries
    and a set of maps as well as the results of the Trans Murder Monitoring
    project, which is a subproject of the TvT research project. More
    information will be provided after the conclusion of the analysis of the
    TvT questionnaire results and other research data. A Spanish version of
    the website will follow soon.

    333 cases of reported murders of trans people in the last 2 years !

    The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project started in April 2009 and is
    systematically monitoring, collecting and analysing reports of homicides
    of trans people worldwide. Updates of the preliminary results, which
    have been presented in July 2009 for the first time, will be published
    on the TvT website two to three times a year in form of tables, name
    lists, and maps. The TMM January/February 2010 update has revealed more
    than 330 cases of reported murders of trans people in the last 2 years.

    The numbers of reports of murdered trans people are increasing !

    The preliminary results show an increase in the number of reports of
    murdered trans people over the last years. In 2008 the murder of a trans
    person is reported every third day, on average, in 2009 the murder of a
    trans person is reported every second day, on average. Yet, we know,
    even these high numbers are only a fraction of the real figures. The
    truth is much worse. These are only the reported cases which could be
    found through internet research. There is no formal data and it is
    impossible to estimate the numbers of unreported cases.

    Cases have been reported from all six major World regions : Africa, Asia,
    Central and South America, Europe, North America, and Oceania. Most
    reported cases have been from the Americas, with the majority from
    Brazil (59), the U.S. (17) and Colombia (13) in 2008 and from Brazil
    (68), Venezuela (22), Honduras (14), the U.S. (14) and Guatemala (13) in
    2009.

    In total 97 murders of trans people were reported in 13 Central and
    South American countries in 2008 and 156 murders in 15 Central and South
    American Countries in 2009. The reported murders of trans people in
    Central and South America account for 75 % of the world wide reported
    murders of trans people in the last 2 years.

    The recent update of the preliminary results also reveal that 11 murders
    of trans people have been reported in 5 European countries (Germany,
    Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Turkey) in 2008 and 17 murders of trans
    people in 6 European countries (Albania, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Turkey
    and the UK) countries in 2009. In Asia 9 murders of trans people have
    been reported in 5 Asian countries (Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Pakistan
    and Singapore) in 2008 and 8 murders in 2 Asian countries (India and
    Malaysia) in 2009, in Africa murders have been reported for South Africa
    in 2008 and for Algeria in 2009, and in Oceania for Australia in 2008
    and for New Zealand in 2009.

    In total the preliminary results show 136 reports of murdered trans
    people in 26 countries in 2008 and 197 reports in 26 countries in 2009
    adding up to 333 reported murders in 36 countries in the last two years.

    If you have further questions or if you want to support the research
    project, please contact the TvT research team :

    Dr. Carsten Balzer and Aimar Suess

    research@transrespect-transphobia.org


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