Tag Archives: discrimination

7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender)

1. Who is a transgender person? A transgender person’s sense of gender differs from the sex they were given at birth. They experience and express their gender identity in a variety of ways. Some transgender people see themselves as fully … Continue reading

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“I should be seen as the person I am on the inside”: John Jeanette’s story

By Veronica Scognamiglio, Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty’s Fight Discrimination in Europe campaign. John Jeanette is a transgender woman in Norway who wants to change her legal gender from ‘male’ to ‘female’. But the government says she can’t – unless she … Continue reading

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Young and living with HIV in the Philippines

Today, on World AIDS Day, Marvin Ted Membreve from Amnesty Philippines shares his journey to accepting a life with HIV I was first diagnosed with HIV last August 2013 and have been undergoing treatment for almost nine months.  I had sex … Continue reading

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Time to stop criminalizing beliefs in Indonesia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Indonesia has come a long way on human rights since the end of the Suharto era. But despite the progress, there have been some serious setbacks over … Continue reading

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