Press Releases

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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GATE Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. On this day, GATE condemns the mutilation of young girls and women to fit religious, social or cultural norms. We also condemn all forms of genital mutilation and, in particular, genital mutilation of intersex infants and children. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) is routinely performed
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TDoR 2016. A Message from GATE

Trans people are defined in many ways – by our gender identities, our gender expressions, our personal experiences of embodiment, our interactions with medical and legal systems, our positions on transgressing or preserving sexual difference, and more.

Good News, But Not Enough: Human Rights Issues in the ICD Reform Process

An article published last week by The Lancet Psychiatry reported on the outcomes of the field study performed in Mexico on the proposed category of Gender Incongruence.1 Those outcomes provide clear evidence-based confirmation: trans-related categories must be removed from the ‘Mental and behavioural disorders’ chapter in the International Classification of Diseases. 

Declaración de GATE sobre el Mandato OSIG en Naciones Unidas

DECLARACION DE GATE SOBRE EL MANDATO OSIG EN LA ONU  El 30 de junio de 2016 el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas aprobó una resolución histórica creando EL mandato para un* Expert* Internacional para la protección contra la violencia y la discriminación basadas en Orientación Sexual e Identidad de Género (OSIG).

GATE Statement on the UN SOGI Mandate

On June 30, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a historic resolution creating a mandate for an International Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) applauds this new UN mandate, which has the potential to bring more attention to gender
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IDAHOT 2016: A CALL FROM GATE

  “The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such
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GATE Statement on the International Trans Day of Visibility 2016

Today, March 31st, Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) calls for collective and critical reflection as we honor the Transgender Day of Visibility. Undoubtedly, individual and community visibility has been a key strategy to build trans* social and political movements. Visibility has played a central historical role in the ongoing work to transform our material
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Comunicado de GATE en el Día Internacional de la Visibilidad Trans 2016

GATE convoca hoy, 31 de marzo, a una reflexión colectiva y crítica en ocasión de celebrarse un nuevo Día Internacional de la Visibilidad Trans. Indudablemente, la visibilidad individual y comunitaria ha sido y es una estrategia fundamental para la construcción de nuestros movimientos sociales y políticos. Esa visibilidad ha jugado también un rol histórico central
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