Trans Murder Monitoring project update reveals more than 500 reported murders of trans people in the last 3 years

This is Reposted with permission

By Helen G.

Originally posted at:  http://www.birdofparadox.net/blog/?p=9547

Crossposted at:  http://www.questioningtransphobia.com/?p=3685

The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project has published its latest update regarding the numbers of recorded murders of trans people worldwide – and it makes depressing reading.

From the Trans Murder Monitoring project website:

In total, the preliminary results show 539 reports of murdered trans people in 42 countries since January 2008.

Although cases have been reported from all six major World Regions (Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, North America, and Oceania), by far the largest number – 424 cases – are from Central and South America. This makes up 80% of the globally reported homicides of trans people since January 2008.

Globally, the number of trans people murdered continues to rise, as it has year-on-year since the TMM project began its work.

Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project map (2008-2010)

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For further information, see the Trans Murder Monitoring project website.

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