“It’s different at night, you’re exposed when you are out doing sex work in the street, it’s as if you don’t exist, anything can happen. If we didn’t have to go out on the street at night, if we had education and job opportunities, it would be another story.” Transgender activist from San Pedro Sula, Honduras
"I alone know the suffering that is caused by being held together with 300 men and spending whole days being raped and beaten, but I cannot describe it.” Transgender activist in Guatemala City, Guatemala
“About six months ago, I got in a car with a man who I know is a policeman. He hired me to provide my sexual services, but afterwards he didn’t want to pay and he wouldn’t let me get out of the car. He shouted at me, “Today you really are going to die, hueco!” I told him to kill me, because I knew that sooner or later I’d end up dead, because for me, life is a bonus." Transgender activist from Guatemala City, Guatemala
(some details are still being confirmed – this page will be updated)
Tuesday 26 February – Brussels
Wednesday 27 February – Geneva (venue: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria)
Friday 1 March (4pm) – London (venue: Doughty Street Chambers, WC1N). This event will be chaired by Shaun Woodward, MP and is co-organised with Doughty Street Chambers.
Tuesday 5 March - Washington DC
Places are limited and by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th of February.
Download the report here and this series of six case studies on the experiences of transgender people in Latin America.
Read more about the work of REDLACTRANS.