Transforming Health: International Rights Based Advocacy for Trans Health

Trans people across the world experience substantial barriers to appropriate care and services that keep them from achieving the highest possible health status. Yet trans communities are building alliances to promote trans health, to end the violence and invisibility that erase trans lives, and to fight for policies that respect gender diversity and full human rights.

Transforming Health: International Rights-Based Advocacy for Trans Health is a report by the Open Society Foundations featuring 16 case studies from nearly a dozen countries that highlight efforts to improve the health and human rights of trans people. It aims to create dialogue about advancing a trans health and human rights agenda between governments, trans communities and allies, health professionals and professional bodies, and funders. Download the full report here.


  • Kellan Baker, Open Society Foundations consultant and author of Transforming Health
  • Liesl Theron, Executive Director of Gender Dynamix (South Africa)
  • Adrien Lawyer, Director of Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico (United States)
  • Anita Radix, MD, Senior Director of Research and Education at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (United States)

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Date: February 26, 2013
Time: 6:008:00 p.m.

The NYC LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Room 301

Kellan Baker, Adrien Lawyer, Anita Radix, and Liesl Theron
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