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STAD: Stop Transphobia and Discrimination

Resource type: Research Report

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) |

Transgender people face elevated levels of violence and discrimination in the Republic of Ireland, according to this report from Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).

The Stop Transphobia and Discrimination (STAD) report, the first of its kind, documents 32 hate incidents, of which 15 were designated hate crimes. The report also found 88 per cent of respondents had experienced verbal abuse or insults, 28 per cent threats of violence, 19 per cent physical violence and 6 per cent sexual harassment.

By monitoring and recording hate incidents and crimes, TENI is developing a clearer picture of the dangers and barriers that many trans and gender variant people face in their everyday lives. This report documents those experiences in an effort to change the way society understands transphobia.

Media Coverage

> For far too long society has turned a blind eye to violence against transgender people, Irish Independent, 26 June 2014

> Transgender community seeks hate crime laws, Irish Examiner, 19 June 2014

> New Report Details Ireland’s Problem of Transphobic Violence, ROYGBIV, 22 June 2014

Learn More

> Visit the STAD campaign at Transgender Equality Network Ireland website

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is an Atlantic grantee and a member of the Atlantic-funded LGBT diversity collaborative.