'Transgender Rights Are Human Rights' Clip Aims To Raise Awareness Of Global Trans Community

Published: February 28, 2014

On On the eve of Zero Discrimination Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) have released a compelling new video that aims to raise awareness surrounding issues affecting the international transgender community, particularly access to healthcare.

 
Called "Transgender Rights Are Human Rights," the video features 21 transgender men and women from across Asia and the Pacific addressing not only healthcare issues, but revealing the discrimination they face and the hopeful future the envision for the transgender community.
 
Occuring March 1, Zero Discrimination Day is an "opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity — no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. By joining hearts and voices, individuals, communities and societies can transform the world every day and everywhere. Zero Discrimination Day is a moment to highlight how everyone can become informed and promote tolerance, compassion and peace."
 
Check out the incredible video above and head here for more information on UNAIDS and Zero Discrimination Day.
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