10 December 2020

Trans women dream of a free and equal world

A shelter, located in a humble neighbourhood of Mexico City, houses up to 12 transgender— or “trans” — women at a time. 

Despite their poor treatment at the hands of the larger society, these women made a remarkable show of solidarity earlier this year. For several months during the COVID-19 lockdown, the women prepared free meals for others who live in the neighborhood of La Casilda. 

While they still face discrimination from many people, they and other LGBTI people in Mexico have the support of United Nations agencies, including UN Women, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

To learn more about the women, please read the full article.