19 October 2011
A Message from the Steering Committee
What’s happening with TGEU?
Participants of the TGEU Capacity Building Seminar, Edinburgh
Transgender Capacity Building Seminar
The TGEU Steering Committee is proud to announce that TGEU has been awarded two substantial grants, one from Open Society Foundations and the other from the Government of The Netherlands, securing much-needed support for our operational activities.
After two years, the pioneer project “...and others! Argumentation Training for Transgender Inclusion in Europe” ended with the presentation of the activist toolkit in Edinburgh on 10 September.
TGEU greatly welcomed the world's 1st International Intersex Organising Forum which took place in Brussels on 3-5 September 2011. The Forum was facilitated and sponsored by ILGA and ILGA-Europe. TGEU looks forward to working with our partners from the intersex movement in future collaboration.Help TGEU draft its intersex policy! All TGEU member organizations are invited to participate in theTGEU Consultation on Intersex issues. Strategic Litigation
ILGA-Europe is holding a one-day training session on litigation in the field of the rights of trans people, in association with Transgender Europe.
TGEU's Major New Funders
TGEU and the Scottish Transgender Alliance (STA) hosted a very successful 2 day Capacity Building Seminar in September. The event brought together enthusiastic and committed activists from across Europe, from Ireland to Turkey. All participants agreed that further events were needed to develop greater capacity and networking opportunities within the European trans* movement. TGEU is very grateful to the participants as well as Open Society Institute, ILGA-Europe, STA and the Scottish Governement for their generous support of this event.
European Parliament asks WHO to depathologize transgender identities The European parliament calls on the Commission and the WHO – a UN body – to withdraw gender identity disorders from the list of mental and behavioral disorders while ensuring a non-pathologizing re-coding in the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
Help change the upcoming ICD-11! Global Action for Trans* Equality needs your input! As you may or may not know, the World Health Organization (WHO) has started the process of reviewing the International Classification of Diseases (known as ICD-10). A chance and a challenge! Your participation is key!
Trans Rights are Human Rights! – Video of the panel discussion available TGEU and the Boell-Foundation invited 5 global trans activists to a panel discussion "Trans Rights are Human Rights!" on Oct 5th. In front of a crowded house Dr. Tamara (Venezuela), Witnes Booysen (South Africa), Naomi Fontanos (Philippines), Agniva Lahiri (India), Joleen Mataele (Kingdom Tonga), Kristian Randelovic (Serbia) and from TvT Worldwide researchers Dr. Jan Hutta and Carla LaGata discussed on the panel, which was moderated by TGEU co-chair Julia Ehrt.
TGEU attends European Commission Conference "Equality between women and men" (19-20 Sept 2011)
Poland's key transgender activist to become a member of the new parliament
Official results of the Polish parliamentary elections show that Anna Grodzka, the president of Trans-Fuzja Foundation, will become the world's next transgender MP.
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Transgender Europe (TGEU)
European network of trans* and other organisations that support or work for the rights of transgender/transsexual/ gender variant people, and like-minded individuals. The mission of TGEU is to support and strengthen the trans* movement and to be a powerful lobby and advocacy organisation for trans* rights in Europe and beyond.
Transgender Europe - TGEU works towards full equality for all gender variant people in Europe.