For many transgender citizens, having a gender identity that is not reflected in their official documents often leads to exposure to much humiliation and violence. It also effectively denies them their legal rights and citizenship. Importantly, without official documents that recognize their gender identity.
Today we host our sensitization session to build the capacity of Police Officers in the region, on the issues and challenges faced by the Transgender population.
At the end of this sensitization session, participants will:
1. Understand the terms gender, gender identity, gender markers and human rights
.2. Be aware of the international agreements that protect Transgender people.
3. Be exposed to the punitive national laws and policies that adversely affect transgender people and fail to recognize their human rights.
4. Have an understanding of the current situation as it relates to the transgender population (access to justice and social services)