There are millions of human rights organizations in the world for the rights and preserving of fundamental rights, but what about the rights of transgender people?...why are they being marginalized in society?
Transgender communities are being marginalized in societies. Several studies and articles have indicated that transgenders face discrimination in their family and also in schools. According to a human rights campaign, transgenders cite the discrimination they faced in their schools. Those who came forward and expressed themselves as transgender whilst in school, faced alarming rates of harassment, physical abuse, and sexual crimes, and almost 15% of the transgender were forced to leave schools.
Discrimination is faced daily by transgenders in every sphere of life, be it employment, in schools, or in healthcare. Everywhere in this society, they have been subjected to discrimination. In a recent study, it was noted that transgenders face 90% discrimination whilst in employment.
On top of this, transgenders are subjected to racism. According to National Transgender Discrimination survey along with gender bias, transgender people particularly experience the highest levels of racism. According to a study black transgenders are the most disadvantaged because of their color.
In the years 2018, 2019, and 2020 the transgender communities have seen enormous global challenges, especially during COVID-19. In Mexico, during the pandemic crisis, the survival of the transgender community was a stake. In Mexico, there have been reports of transgender murder and assaults.
Breaking the barriers
So many people say that the transgender movement is new, it is not new. Imagine how would the conversation shift saying about how long transgender people have been asking for equality for ages? Thus, it is the attitude and society that should change.
It has been found that 42% of transgender women aged 18 to 96 attempt suicide in their lifetime, a study stated. For a transgender man, the rate is even higher at 46 %.
It is high time we have to change our perspective and attitude towards transgender.
There have been recent developments for the transgender community. Many corporates such as PayPal, Microsoft, Google and Apple to name a few have joined the movement to support transgender movement rights. Starbucks has shown a progressive and empowering stance for the transgender community in its ads that have drawn immense praise.
Over the past 60 years, the transgender community has expressed a great amount of resilience. Living in the shadows, transgender has managed to become fire-fighters, doctors, pilots, journalist and even soldiers fighting for freedom.
The success of a transgender person is largely dependent on the love and acceptance of society and also from friends and family. Without love and acceptance, it is very difficult to accomplish anything on your own. After all love and acceptance are the foundation of life everyone deserves.
Contributed by Toms Alex, New Era