Posted on 1. October 2011 in Transrespect vs Transphobia ( TvT)

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Trans-Rights are Human Rights!

Panel Discussion

Wed, 5.10.11 18 – 21h Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Since 2009, the trans and human rights organisation Transgender Europe has been conducting the international project „Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide“ (TvT) which researches the human rights situation of trans people worldwide in cooperation with numerous researchers, activists and partner organizations from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. In the first week of October 2011, six representatives of TvT partner organizations from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Oceania, and South America will gather in Berlin as part of an exchange and strategic planning meeting of the research project.

On a panel discussion at the Heinrich Boell Foundation on October 5th 2011, these representatives, together with the TvT team, will present some first results of this worldwide research project for the first time to a wider public audience. In addition to the presentation of aspects of the legal and social situation of trans people and manifold examples of breaches of human rights, „good practice“ examples will be presented, which indicate how the human rights situation of trans people can be improved.


• Dr. Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata (TvT-project lead researcher Transgender Europe, Berlin)
• Dr. Jan Simon Hutta (TvT-researcher, Transgender Europe, Berlin)
• Mr. Anand Grover * (UN-Special Rapporteur on Right to Health, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland)
• Dr. Tamara Adrian (Profesor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela)
• Witnes Booysen (Member of NGO GenderDynamix / GDX, Southafrica)
• Naomi Fontanos (president of the NGO Society for Transsexual Women of The Philippines (STRAP), Manila, Philippines)
• Agniva Lahiri (head of the NGO People Like Us / PLUS, Kalkutta,India)
• Joleen Mataele (president of the NGO “Tonga Leiti Association” / TLA, Nuku’alofa, Kingdom Tonga)
• Kristian Randelovic (founder of NGO TransGayten, Belgrad, Serbia)
• Moderation: Dr. Julia Ehrt (Co-chair Transgender Europe  – TGEU, Berlin)
• * to be confirmed

A cooperation with the Boell-Foundation


Lisa Eichhorn, Projektbearbeiterin
Referat Demokratieförderung +49 (0)30285 34-331
organised by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin
location Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin
room: Beletage
10117 Berlin, Schumannstr. 8

Mit der S-Bahn oder mit der U-Bahn bis Bahnhof Friedrichstraße. Ausgang über die Spree, dann Albrechtstraße, Reinhardtstraße überqueren und nach links in die Schumannstraße.

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