by. Lohana Berkins, Lohana Berkins (Pocitos, – Buenos Aires, ) fue una activista transgénero argentina,12 defensora e impulsora de la identidad. The late afternoon sun casts a golden glow over children playing in the little park where Lohana Berkins has suggested we should meet. AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.

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Killings and assaults were common, often at the hands of the police. This article is from the June issue of New Internationalist.

The co-op now has 20 members, down from 60 — but for the best possible reasons. Lohana Berkins has lhana it — but the personal price she and her comrades have had to pay was shockingly high.

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A birthday behind bars for Amnesty Turkey Director. Nanjala Nyabola explains why Trump presents a challenge for those who work in human rights. A look at Bahrain today. New Internationalist About us Ethical shop. Despite the atrocious human rights situation in the country, the West finds much to celebrate about Bahrain.

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Is China detaining a million Uyghur Muslims? Valentino Vecchietti calls for urgent change. Of prison she says: Tight definitions of transgender are avoided — allowing for the possibility of new identities in future — and it bears not a trace of the pathologizing language that so often surrounds the issue. Today Argentina leads the world in recognizing the rights of transgender people.


Jailed Nubian activist dies in custody. The late afternoon sun casts a golden glow over children playing in the little park where Lohana Berkins has suggested we should meet. Lohana has been a transgender activist since the s.

New Internationalist is a lifeline for activists, campaigners and readers who value independent journalism. Across the world political space is shrinking.

The bill was not just fought for by transgender people; it was shaped by them. Demanding a solution revolution.

Iranian Women protest the veil. We are very much involved in the wider political struggles We have known all sorts of violence. As people gain rights and acceptance, and the rigid binary definitions of female and male are challenged and become more fluid, so the need for surgical intervention decreases. Loss of self-esteem is a major problem. Explore your passions by topic and region.

Or you have a deep voice and big feet — so what? We have a more revolutionary character. International human rights organizations such as Amnesty International began reporting their plight.

Fighting for life and freedom in Egypt. Bdrkins it hasn’t always been that way.

Our bodies, our rights. At the root of this shockingly low life expectancy is discrimination and all that emanates from it: Human rights after Trump. Get our free fortnightly enews. For its members, the co-op is an alternative to prostitution and life on the streets. Never miss another story again! But unders are allowed to have their name changed and be recognized according to their own gender identity. But to start, Lohana is determined to set out the reality faced by transsexual or travesti people.


The moral panic surrounding proposed changes is berkind. Reforming the Gender Recognition Act is a feminist responsibility.

She has played a key role in bringing about legal and social changes in Argentina that can only be described as revolutionary. She speaks in herkins clear, rather deep voice.

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Is the West complicit in the Rohingya crisis? Why make women suffer twice? Richard Swift explains how and why. She became the first ever trans person in Argentina to obtain a job in the public sector.

They make items such as the overalls children wear bekins state schools. Lohana paints an emblematic picture of the trans experience: They can be women without surgery. There are now around travestis working in co-ops in the Buenos Aires area.

His approach has been continued by his widow, Cristina, culminating in the passage of the landmark gender law in May

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