Interights in conjunction with ACCEPT organized a Workshop on Transgender Rights in Central and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union (CEE/fSU). About 20 participants, involved with trans rights legislation in the region, explored specific challenges faced when accessing transgender related health care or legal gender recognition.
Recurring issues were absent or defunct gender recognition legislation; lack of knowledge by public officials. Medical specialists play a crucial role but expertise, facilities and treatment are rare. Given deficiency in funding and trans-friendly structures, support through having a trans community is crucial for trans people in the region.
Kris Randelovic, TGEU Eastern Europe Working Group, and Richard Köhler, co-chair took part on behalf of TGEU.