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14 JUL 2015

Press Release: Gender Recognition Bill Enters Last Stage in the Seanad

Tomorrow (Wednesday 15th July), the Gender Recognition Bill will go to the Seanad for Report and Final Stages, which is the last legislative step before the Bill becomes law. The Bill will then go to the President to be signed.

10 JUL 2015

Historic Gender Recognition Bill Poised to Become Law

Yesterday (Thursday 9th July), the Gender Recognition Bill passed the Report and Final Stages in Dáil Éireann. The Bill will go to the Seanad on Wednesday 15th July for debate which is the final legislative step before the Bill becomes law. When the Bill is passed in the Seanad it will go to the President to be signed.

25 JUN 2015

Legal Recognition of Trans Young People Raised at UN Human Rights Council

Today (Thursday 25th June), the legal gender recognition of trans young people was raised in the General Debate at the UN Human Rights Council. Co-Secretary General of ILGA-World, Helen Kennedy, spoke strongly on this issue and made recommendations that the Irish Government revise the Gender Recognition Bill to protect the human rights of trans young people.

16 JUN 2015

Senator Van Turnhout Calls for Interim Gender Recognition Certificate to Protect Trans Young People

Tuesday 16th June, children’s rights activist Senator Jillian van Turnhout called on the Government to provide an Interim Gender Recognition Certificate for trans children under 16 who seek it and where there is parental consent.

15 JUN 2015

Tánaiste Joins Celebration of Dr Lydia Foy

Friday 12th June, TENI hosted a Community Reception to honour Dr Lydia Foy and Michael Farrell from the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) for their decades long work to progress trans rights.

08 JUN 2015

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Training Officer (P/T)

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks a part-time Training Officer to join our team. TENI works to advance the rights and equality of transgender people in Ireland. The applicant should be highly organised and goal and detail oriented.

08 JUN 2015

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Family Support and Education Officer (P/T)

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks a part-time Family Support & Education Officer to join our team. TENI works to advance the rights and equality of transgender people in Ireland. The applicant should have a holistic approach to transgender issues and be highly organised and goal and detail oriented

03 JUN 2015

Press Release: Ireland Agrees to Self-Declaration for Gender Recognition Bill

Today (Wednesday 3rd June), the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. announced that, following the agreement of Cabinet, the application process under the Gender Recognition Bill will, for people aged 18 years or more, be based on the person's self-declaration by way of a statutory declaration. The Bill will also no longer contain the controversial 'forced divorce' clause.

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