“European countries are violating the fundamental rights of those seeking legal change”, says Amnesty International in this report, which details how transgender people are forced to undergo invasive surgeries, sterilization, hormonal treatments or psychiatric examinations before they can change their identity under the law. The report focuses on seven countries in Europe. It highlights the human rights violations caused by the procedures for obtaining a change of civil status in Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Belgium and Germany. It also points out that there was no procedure in Ireland, although legislation on this issue was foreseen.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.