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Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals rise in reported murders of trans people

New figures released this month shows there were over a thousand recorded murders of trans people in five years.

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8th April 2013 06:53

Alessia Valenza

A new update from the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project shows that there have been over 1,100 reported murders of trans people in the last five years.

The figures released this month record 1,123 murders in 57 countries from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. Recorded murders have increased every year.

‘The increase suggests that on the one hand TGEU [Transgender Europe]’s TVT [Transrespect Versus Transphobia] research team has improved its monitoring methods, and received information from activists from many parts of the world,’ said a statement from TGEU.

 As well as the TMM project TGEU has done in-depth research into the human rights of trans people and published a report, Transrespect Versus Transphobia Worldwide – A Comparative Review of the Human-rights Situation of Gender-variant/Trans People, in November 2012.  

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