Recognition to regression: protecting transgender rights ended in striking down self-perceived gender identity and its expression in Pakistan
Pakistani human rights activist Uzma Yakoob writes about the biggest victories and losses of the Pakistani trans community over the past decade.
Health decisions are made with trans people, not instead of them
When healthcare workers wear the white uniform, the white should symbolize healing, but it also represents potential barriers to healthcare.
How Vienna focused on gender in urban planning
Stefanie Blümel looks at how the city of Vienna has attempted to become more inclusive by applying gender mainstreaming in its urban planning processes.
Member of the Icelandic parliament: the consent law gives us a chance to reform education and our mentality
In 2018, Iceland’s parliament passed an affirmative sexual consent law which states that sex without free and clearly communicated consent is rape.
Moldovian city planner Constanța Dohotaru: Our cities are patriarchy cut in stone!
Constanța Dohotaru about rampant Russian propaganda in Moldova, the situation of women, minorities and refugees, and urban planning, which is heavily biased towards the needs of men.
Harvey Weinstein’s assistant Rowena Chiu: I was silent about my harassment for 20 years because I was afraid for my family’s safety
I felt that neither me nor my feelings mattered. It also affected how I got along with Harvey - I just wanted to do a good job and be a really good assistant.
Human trafficking prevention: what you need to know as a sex worker in Estonia, a personal story
The article, based on a personal story, clarifies the status of sex work and its facilitation in the Estonian legal system.
Constellations: a graphic novel about growing up transgender, and addiction. Interview with author Kate Glasheen
American comics artist Kate Glasheen presented in Haapsalu, Estonia, their graphic novel Constellations about growing up transgender in Troy, NY.
Organisers of LGBTQ+ film festival in Russia: “We were a little naïve about the backlash that was going to happen!”
Estonian Rainbow Heroes of Culture, Gulya Sultanova and Manny de Guerre, who ran the LGBTQ+ film festival Side by Side in Russia, compare working in an atmosphere of bomb threats, intimidation and self-censorship to working to promote human rights in Russia in Estonia, where they run Q-Space, LGBTQ+ cultural program mainly aimed at the Russian-speaking community.
“In Lithuania, people are just tired.” An interview with Birutė Sabatauskaitė and Jūratė Juškaitė
The Baltic states are at very different points in terms of LGBT+ rights. Estonia lives in a bubble, says Jūratė Juškaitė from the Lithuanian Human Rights Centre.