International Transgender Day of Visibility
As the world progresses, so does the acceptance and inclusion of communities that have been marginalised. The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31st is a perfect example of steps taken towards equality and understanding. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and recognising those of us who identify as transgender worldwide. The day was first observed in 2009 and has since become a global event. It aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by transgender people and to promote their existence, their rights and dignity. TDOV celebrates the achievements of transgender people and acknowledges their contribution to society. It also highlights their challenges, including discrimination, harassment, and violence. Transgender people still face many equality barriers, including healthcare, education, and employment. Today, in many countries, transgender people are facing bolder violence than ever before, including genocidal threats. EFS stands in firm opposition to these human rights violations and calls on all persons of conscience to oppose these threats, discrimination, and violent acts wherever they occur.
Support the Transgender & Gender Diverse Community
EFS encourages you to support the transgender community on TDOV. Here are some suggested ways to get involved. You can attend a virtual event, donate to a
transgender organisation, help promote access to gender-affirming care or educate yourself on transgender issues. In addition, show your support using the hashtag #TransDayofVisibility on social media. As we celebrate TDOV, remember that transgender people have always been an essential and valuable part of our society. So let us work together to create a world where all are free to be themselves and all rights are respected and protected.