Transgender Caribbean Activists Speak Out

Between September 24 and 26, 2009, IGLHRC held its first strategy workshop for trans activists in the Caribbean. The workshop, designed to provide activists from the most marginalized communities with training in documentation and human rights advocacy, was held in conjunction with the Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CARIFLAGS) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC). The videos below capture the hardships and challenges confronted by some of the activists who attended the workshop.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance, on November 20th, is dedicated to honouring and remembering the lives of people killed because of transphobic hatred and prejudice. This day also serves to raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people.

It began in San Francisco in 1999 and has since grown to encompass memorials around the world.