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Contents Presentation

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Executive summary

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Introduction

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I. “For me, life is a bonus”: Human rights violations committed against transgender activists and other transgender women

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1. Extrajudicial killings and attempted extrajudicial killings

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2. Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

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3. Arbitrary detentions

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4. Threats and extortion

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5. Violations of the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health

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II. “The system’s down”: Impunity compounded by transphobia

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1. A culture of silence

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2. The lack of a differentiated approach

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3. The ineffectiveness of the justice system

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4. Discriminatory laws and the lack of legislation on gender identity and sexual orientation

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5. Transphobia as a factor that facilitates impunity

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III. “A right that is not defended is a right that is lost”: The vulnerability of transgender human rights defenders in Latin America

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1. The extreme vulnerability of transgender women

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2. Vulnerability due to the combination of activism and sex work.

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3. The exclusion of transgender women from the women’s rights agenda

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IV. “We are not asking for different opportunities, just equal ones”: Progress and challenges in the protection and promotion of the rights of transgender women

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“All with us, nothing without us”: Conclusions and recommendations

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Impunity and violence against transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America  

This report analyses the testimonies of transgender women human rights defenders and HIV activists in different Latin American countries, wi...

Impunity and violence against transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America  

This report analyses the testimonies of transgender women human rights defenders and HIV activists in different Latin American countries, wi...

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