The TDOR 2012 update reveals a shocking total of 265 cases of reported killings of trans people in the last 12 months.
In total, the preliminary results show 1083 reports of murdered trans people in 51 countries since January 2008.
The 14th International Transgender Day of Remembrance is being held on November 20th 2012: Since 1999, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), on which those trans people who have been victims of homicide are remembered, takes place every November. The TDOR raises public awareness of hate crimes against trans people, provides a space for public mourning and honours the lives of those trans people who might otherwise be forgotten. Started in the USA, the TDOR is now held in many parts of the world. In the past, the TDOR took place in more than 180 cities in more than 20 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.Sadly, this year there are 265 trans persons to be added to the list to be remembered, mourned and honoured as an update of the preliminary results of Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals. (In total, the preliminary results show 1083 reports of murdered trans people in 56 countries since January 2008.)
Every year in November, Transgender Europe provides a special update of the TMM results for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance so as to assist activists worldwide in raising public awareness of hate crimes against trans people.
You can download the full TGEU TDOR 2012 Press Release here.
To see a map showing all 265 reported cases of the TMM TDOR 2012 update, please click here.
In comparison to the TDOR updates of the last years (162 reports 2009, 179 reports in 2010, 221 in 2011), we are witnessing a significant increase, which points to the extreme level of violence many trans people continue to be exposed to.
The update shows reports of murdered or killed trans people in 29 countries in the last 12 months, with the majority from Brazil (126), Mexico (48), and the USA (15), followed by Venezuela (9), Honduras (8), Colombia (6), Uruguay (6) and Guatemala (5). In Asia most reported cases have been found in India (6), Pakistan (5) and the Philippines (4), and in Europe in Turkey (5).
You can find a list with names and more detailed data here.
This interactive map below shows the distribution of the murders reported between 25th November 2011 and 14th November 2012 as well as more details of each reported murder.
This map may contain errors. Please also note that where there are multiple cases in one location, only one is shown.