Countries around the globe celebrated International Human Rights Day, which marked the 64th anniversary of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, signed on December 10, 1948. This document declares that “inherent dignity” and “equal and inalienable rights” are the foundation for a just, peaceful, and free world. Decades later these principles continue to guide human rights policies established around the world, acting as a foundation for the evolving global understanding of what it means to acknowledge the equality of all people.
Identity documents are needed for many activities of daily life—working, voting, traveling, accessing government institutions, and proving that one is who one claims to be. Yet for many transgender people, accessing this basic proof of identity is out of reach, pushing them further into the margins of society. >>>
25/04/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
| SOUTH AFRICA
The South African Home Affairs Department has once again been accused of unnecessary delays and red tape when transgender people, who have undergone gender reassignment, apply for change of gender in their identity documents, some having to wait for over 12 months while they are sent back and forth and in some cases told that their documents are lost and that they should reapply. >>>