Transgender Europe

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Transgender Europe
Abbreviation TGEU
Formation February 2, 2005 (2005-02-02)
Legal status NGO
Purpose to work for the rights of trans people
Headquarters Kiefholzstr. 2, 12435 Berlin, Germany
Region served
Europe
Official language
English
Executive Director
Julia Ehrt
Website tgeu.org

Transgender Europe (TGEU) is a network of different organizations of transgender, transsexual, gender variant and other like-minded people to combat discrimination and support trans people rights. It was founded in 2005 in Vienna during the 1st European Transgender Council as "European Transgender Network" and it is currently a registered NGO as "Transgender Europe".[1]

Since 2009, in collaboration with the online magazine "Liminalis", TGEU runs the project "Trans Murder Monitoring" (TMM) that records the many people who every year around the world are killed as result of transphobia.[2][3]

History[edit]

TGEU was established on the first European Transgender Council in Vienna in November 2005 and formally registered as an Austrian charitable organisation 14 months later. Run as a volunteer organisation for many years TGEU established itself as legitimate voice of the trans community in Europe.

In 2008 TGEU acquired their first independent project based funding. However, it took until 2009 to hire first project staff (to implement the TvT project). In 2012 the General Assembly held in Dublin decided to move the seat of the organisation to Berlin, a process that was finalized with the closing of the Austrian association at the General Assembly held in Budapest in 2014.

Today, TGEU has an office in Berlin, six members of staff and a Steering Committee of nine volunteers governing the organisation. TGEU successfully continue to combine advocacy work on the European level with work on the national level in partnership with members with and for local communities.

Vision[edit]

Transgender Europe envisions a Europe free from discrimination, where each person can live according to their gender identity and gender expression without interference, and where trans people and their families are respected and valued.

Mission[edit]

Transgender Europe works for the equality of all trans people in Europe.

TGEU:

  • gives trans people a voice in Europe;
  • advocates for trans people’s human rights;
  • raises awareness on issues trans people are facing;
  • supports a strong trans movement;
  • conducts and encourage research for the benefit of trans people;
  • is an active part of the international trans movement.

Research[edit]

Trans Murder Monitoring The Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project systematically monitors, collects and analyses reports of homicides of trans and gender-diverse people worldwide. The Trans Murder Monitoring project started in April 2009 as a cooperation between Transgender Europe (TGEU) and the academic online magazine Liminalis – A Journal for Sex/Gender Emancipation and Resistance. With the involvement of the editorial team of Liminalis, the TMM became a pilot project of Transgender Europe’s “Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide” research project in September 2009.

Legal and Social Mapping The TvT “Legal and Social Mapping” research project was conducted by Transgender Europe in close cooperation with activists and experts from all world regions, who were able to draw on their expertise regarding current political processes and actual legal and social practices. The categories included in the mapping are; legal gender recognition, anti-discrimination, hate-crime and asylum legislation, criminalisation, prosecution and state-sponsored discrimination, trans-specific health care, community and movement, good practices and reports of transphobic incidents.

Cooperations and alliances[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "European Transgender Network". Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Trans Murder Monitoring". Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "ILGA-Europe publications and resources". Retrieved 5 February 2016. 

See also[edit]