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by. Lohana Berkins, Lohana Berkins (Pocitos, – Buenos Aires, ) fue una activista transgénero argentina,12 defensora e impulsora de la identidad. The late afternoon sun casts a golden glow over children playing in the little park where Lohana Berkins has suggested we should meet. AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.

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There is still prejudice and abuse. Lohana paints bfrkins emblematic picture of the trans experience: She is keen that trans people obtain jobs outside the co-ops, too. For its members, the co-op is an alternative to prostitution and life on the streets. Defending journalism in a climate of fear. Shahidul Alam imprisoned another month.

The moral panic surrounding proposed changes is incoherent. Across the world political space is shrinking. His approach has been continued by his widow, Cristina, culminating in the passage of the landmark gender law in May But trans activists like Lohana were drawing international attention to the appalling abuse. We are the poorest sisters of the movement. Richard Swift explains how and why. The story of Kian.

The law applies to anyone aged 18 and over.

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In the wake of the tragic brekins, Mohammed Elnaiem looks back at years of resistance. X New Internationalist is a lifeline for activists, campaigners and readers who value independent journalism. Lauri Love Extradition appeal. Tight definitions of transgender are avoided — allowing for the possibility of new identities in future — and it bears not a trace of the pathologizing language that so often surrounds the issue.

The clampdown on popular rights.

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Or you have a deep voice and big feet — so what? According to the UN, most surgeries on intersex babies amount to torture.

Named after an activist who died aged 33, the co-op is run by trans people and provides training and employment. She has played a key role in bringing about legal and social changes in Argentina that can only be described as revolutionary.

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Get our free fortnightly enews. Reforming the Gender Recognition Act is a feminist responsibility. Husna Rivzi explains why. Today Argentina leads the world in recognizing the rights of transgender people. This article is from the June issue of New Internationalist. Is the West complicit in the Rohingya crisis? But we were also asking ourselves: It is free to loana online — please support us so we can keep it that way.

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On 27 December lohaha, year-old Vida Movahed removed her headscarf, tied it to a stick and stood atop a telecoms box on busy You can access the entire archive of over issues with a digital subscription. Dear MeToo backlash, we feminists have heard it all before… Kate Smurthwaite writes.


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The late afternoon lohanaa casts a golden glow over children playing in the little park where Lohana Berkins has suggested we should meet. When the gender law was passed there was euphoria among the wide range of social movements that backed it.

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During the years of military dictatorship, travestis were routinely killed and imprisoned. At the heart of her own approach is feminism.

Killings and assaults were common, often at the hands of the police. As people gain rights and acceptance, and the rigid binary definitions of female and male are challenged and become more fluid, so the need for surgical intervention decreases.

The bill was not just fought for by transgender people; it was shaped by them. Lohana Berkins has made it — but the personal price she and her comrades have had to lohqna was shockingly high. But it hasn’t always been that way. Lohana has been a transgender activist since the s.