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IRIN Reports From Transgender Health Symposium In Bangkok

IRIN reports from the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) symposium in Bangkok.

IRIN: Right to dignity — barriers to health care for transgenders
“…From being labelled as having a disorder to shouldering the burden of some of the highest rates of violence and HIV infection in the world, the perils of daily life for transgender people are multi-layered and can inflict substantial harm, experts and activists say…” (8/14).

IRIN: LGBTI rights — still not there yet
“In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks — ranging from discriminatory legislation, to impunity for brutal violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people…” (8/14).

IRIN: Lost in the chaos — LGBTI people in emergencies
“Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems, and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies…” (8/14).