The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project systematically monitors, collects and analyses reports of homicides of trans and/or gender-diverse people worldwide.
The Trans Murder Monitoring project started in April 2009 as a cooperation between Transgender Europe (TGEU) and the academic online magazine Liminalis – A Journal for Sex/Gender Emancipation and Resistance. With the involvement of the editorial team of Liminalis, the TMM became a pilot project of Transgender Europe’s “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project in September 2009.
The results of the Trans Murder Monitoring project are presented in form of reports, name lists, tables, and maps. The reports provide context information on the monitoring and reporting of murders of trans and/or gender-diverse persons, and summarise the results. The name lists present the names and some details about the deaths of the otherwise anonymously reported trans and/or gender-diverse murder victims. These lists are specially compiled for the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (see below). The tables present statistics on the world region, country, date of death, location and cause of death, and the age and profession of the victims. The maps illustrate the worldwide scale of the reports of murdered trans and/or gender-diverse persons.
The tables and maps produced based on this research data prove, in vividly graphic form, that murders of trans and/or gender-diverse people do occur in all six world regions.
The TvT research team regularly updates and evaluates the TMM results, and all results in chronological order starting with the latest update can be found on our website.
Although the members of the TvT research team wish that such research was unnecessary (because no trans and/or gender-diverse people were murdered), we would appreciate contributions of reports of murdered trans and/or gender-diverse people, transphobic murders, and transphobic violence in general from countries in the six world regions. Therefore, the TvT research team asks networks, organisations, and individuals to send reports of murdered trans and/or gender-diverse people to research[at]transrespect.org, and that they participate in this ongoing monitoring and research project, so that the necessary data can be gathered to improve the situation of trans and/or gender-diverse people worldwide.
When reporting cases of murdered trans and/or gender-diverse people, please provide as many details as possible, e.g., the name of the victim (using, if known, the chosen name of the victim), the victim’s age and profession, and, if known, the victim’s self-definition (e.g. travesti, transwoman, FTM, genderqueer, etc.) or the local/indigenous term (e.g. muxé, kathoey, etc.), the date (day, month, year) and the place (state, city/town, street/public place/home, etc.) where the murder took place, as well as the cause of death (e.g. gunshot, stabbing, strangulation, etc.) and the source of information. Furthermore, when possible, it would be very helpful if you could provide a context of the murder, as well as an indication of how the murder was treated judicially (investigation, classification as hate or bias crime, prosecution of the perpetrator, etc.).
If you wish to refer to this section, please use the following citation format: TvT research project (2016). Trans Murder Monitoring, “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” (TvT) project website: www.transrespect.org/en/research/trans-murder-monitoring/