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.
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For further information, see the Trans Murder Monitoring project website.
Previous related posts:
- November 2010: Trans Murder Monitoring Project update (November 19th, 2010)
- Trans Murder Monitoring Project update: every second day the murder of a trans person is reported (September 14th, 2010)
- A selection of published statistics of violence against trans people (August 27th, 2010)
- Trans Murder Monitoring Project: 333 cases of reported murders of trans people in the last 2 years (March 17th, 2010)
- TGEU press release: More than 160 murders of trans people in the last 12 months (November 19th, 2009)
- Every third day the murder of a trans person is reported (July 21st, 2009)