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UN Human Rights - Have Your Say

6PM-8PM | 21 FEB 2011 | EXCHANGE DUBLIN, EXCHANGE STREET UPPER, TEMPLE BAR, D2

Your Rights. Right Now.The United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Ireland is an important opportunity for us to highlight the gaps in human rights protection within Ireland.  This is your chance to hold the government accountable for the lack of legal recognition, protection and visibility of transgender people.

What are the issues that matter to you? What are your experiences? Your input is the only way we can provide evidence of the current human rights situation for transgender people.

We ask that you consider your experiences with regards to the example questions below.

>Do you want to attain legal recognition of your preferred gender? (e.g. changing birth certificate)

>Have you had difficulty changing documentation to reflect your preferred gender? (e.g. passport, drivers license, medical cards, bank/credit card, student cards, etc.)

>Have you had difficulty or faced discrimination when accessing healthcare because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you had difficulty with medical insurance because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you had difficulty or faced discrimination when finding accommodation or keeping accommodation because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you had difficulty or faced discrimination when trying to find employment or keep employment because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you had difficulty or faced discrimination when accessing social welfare because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you faced discrimination in the education system because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you faced harassment or violence because of your gender identity and/or expression? (E.g. verbal abuse, derogatory statements, bullying, physical violence, sexual assault, etc.).

>Have you had ever tried to report a hate crime to the Gardaí?

>Have you had experiences with the criminal justice system related to your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you felt like your privacy has been compromised because of your gender identity and/or expression (e.g. have you been ‘outed’ against your will)?

>Have you been denied access to your children because of your gender identity and/or expression?

>Have you been denied access to adoption services or assisted reproductive technologies because of your gender identity and/or expression?

This is not an exhaustive list and we want to hear from you!

The consultation will be completely anonymous and confidential. No information that you provide will be linked to you as an individual and all identifying details will be removed when compiling the report.

This consultation is open to all transgender people. We would also like to invite partners, family members, friends and allies to contribute insight into their experiences. We want to include as wide a range of experiences as possible.

We recognise that some people may not feel comfortable discussing these issues in public or may not be able to attend a consultation in Dublin. We still want to hear from you. We are looking for diverse experiences from across Ireland. Please contact us at info@teni.ie or (01) 873 3575 and we will support you to tell us your story.

Make your voice count!

When

6PM-8PM | 21 FEB 2011

Where

EXCHANGE DUBLIN, EXCHANGE STREET UPPER, TEMPLE BAR, D2

Contact Details

HUMANRIGHTS@TENI.IE

Shortcut http://www.teni.ie/un_human_rights___have_your_say

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