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The Night is Another Country: Impunity and Violence against Transgender Women Human Rights Defenders in Latin America
The Night is Another Country: Impunity and Violence against Transgender Women Human Rights Defenders in Latin America

The 2012 report follows the passing of a 2009 law by the Delhi High Court that decriminalized private consensual sex between adults. The report highlights how transphobia has permeated different structures of Indian society, family, and institutions, robbing transgenders of their human dignity. It documents the number of murders and extra-judicial killings of transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America, whose deaths remain uninvestigated by government agencies. The systemic failure of the rule of law and the growing culture of impunity that results from it indirectly legitimize horrific acts of abuse and violence against transgender women.

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Language: English
Key population: Trans*, Sex Workers

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