Gender non-conformity still an excuse for violence against transgenders
20 November, 2018, 9:27 pm
GENDER non-conformity is still used as an excuse for harassment, violence and even murder of transgender people.
These were the sentiments shared by the executive director of Rainbow Pride Foundation (RPF) and the Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network (PSGDN), Isikeli Vulavou, while speaking at an event to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance in Nabua, Suva today.
Mr Vulavou said a considerable number of transgender people lived in poverty and a large number reported suicidal ideation.
A group of panelists were presented as they also represented and spoke on various issues affecting the LGBTQI+ community in the country.
The event was also supported by the Pacific Community (SPC) Regional Rights Resource Team(RRRT).