Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals almost 180 killings of trans people in the last 12 months

Published: November 19, 2010

The 12th International Transgender Day of Remembrance is being held this November in more than 180 cities worldwide: Since 1999, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), on which those trans people who have been victims of homicide are remembered, takes place every November. The TDOR raises public awareness of hate crimes against trans people, provides a space for public mourning and honours the lives of those trans people who might otherwise be forgotten.

Started in the USA, the TDOR is now held in many parts of the world. This year, the TDOR takes place on November 20th in more than 180 cities in 19 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. For an English list of participating cities click here . In Ankara, Turkey, there will be an international Transgender Remembrance Conference lasting one week. You can find the program of this conference in English here.

Sadly, this year there are almost 180 trans persons to be added to the list to be remembered, mourned and honoured as an update of the preliminary results of Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals.

Every year in November, Transgender Europe provides a special update of the TMM results for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance so as to assist activists worldwide in raising public awareness of hate crimes against trans people.

The TDOR 2010 update has revealed a total of 179 cases of reported killings of trans people from November 20th 2009 to November 19h 2010. The update shows reports of murdered or killed trans people in 19 countries in the last year, with the majority from Brazil (91), Guatemala (15), Mexico (14, and the USA (14).

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