The status of Navajo women & gender violence

After several community hearings, the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission has released a 2017 report on the status of Navajo gender violence.  

#trans LIVES MATTER

Study: Transgender Native Americans Experience Discrimination at Worst Rates

Bias faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people extends into virtually all aspects of their lives, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). But the organization’s most recent transgender discrimination survey, produced in collaboration with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), reveals that transgender Native Americans experience prejudice at the worst levels.

REMEMBER OUR NAMES: Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2017

n 2016, advocates tracked at least 23 deaths of transgender people in the United States due to fatal violence, the most ever recorded for that year. These victims were killed by acquaintances, partners and strangers, some of whom have been arrested and charged, while others have yet to be identified. Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. In others, the victim’s transgender status may have put them at risk in other ways, such as forcing them into homelessness.

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