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Press Release: Gender is not an illness

Today, GATE is very proud to release the publication Gender is not an illness. How pathologization violates human rights law. This paper was conceived and produced as a contribution to the ongoing process of depathologizing trans and gender diverse people through the reform of classification systems, legal frameworks and social attitudes.

GATE Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

Today, December 1st, GATE joins the global observation of World AIDS Day (WAD). WAD is an opportunity for all of us to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, to intensify efforts in preventing new infections and to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

GATE Statement on TDoR 2017

20th November 2017 is Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR). In the past 12 months, there were 325 reported murders of trans and gender-diverse people globally. However, trans and gender-diverse people are killed not only by active violence, but also by passive violence endemic in social, economic, political, medical and legal structures. This year, GATE calls on the global trans communities and our allies to remember that violence toward trans people is intersectional. Remember that we cannot stop fighting until trans people are respected and protected by society and by our governments. Remember that the fight still continues.

Press Release on The State of Intersex & Trans Organizing Reports

Global Surveys of Intersex and Trans Groups Reveal Critical Funding Gap Intersex and trans groups are fighting violence and discrimination around the world, but surveys reveal chronic lack of support from international funders NEW YORK, NY – Today, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans Equality
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GATE Statement on the Intersex Awareness Day, 2017

On this Intersex Awareness Day, GATE welcomes action to end forced and coercive medical interventions on infants, children and adolescents with intersex variations. Notable highlights during the past year include a major report by Human Rights Watch and interACT in the US,[1] and a resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.[2]  This month,
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Statement on the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2017

The signatories of this Statement are activists representing different trans regional networks and international initiatives. This year, the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization has a particular relevance for all our communities around the world: the largely due process of revision and reform of the tenth version of International Classification of Diseases will be
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GATE Submission to WHO on Intersex Issues in the process of ICD reform

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). A new version, called ICD-11, is expected to be completed in 2018. In the context of our work on depathologization and human rights, GATE made a comprehensive technical submission to WHO on intersex issues in the ICD process. The
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Erika Castellanos’ speech on HIV and the Law at HLPF 2017

New York, July 12th 2017 Erika Castellanos, our Director of Programs, gave a highly acclaimed speech at the session “The Global Commission on HIV and the Law at Five: Reflecting on Progress, Challenges and Opportunities to End AIDS by 2030” in the context of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  In 2010, the
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GATE Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

GATE  marks today the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, proclaimed on December 12, 1997, by the UN General Assembly.[1]. We stand in solidarity with all victims, calling for the effective implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

GATE Message on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health

On the International Day of Action for Women’s Health GATE joins the international community in the struggle to affirm women’s right to health. In his last report, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture called for human rights violations to be addressed through a gendered and intersectional lens. We share that call today by affirming the
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