January 10, 2012

“They Hunt Us Down for Fun”

Discrimination and Police Violence Against Transgender Women in Kuwait

Glossary of Terms
Map of Kuwait
Summary
Key Recommendations
To the Police
To the Ministry of Justice
To the Ministry of Interior
To the Ministry of Health
To the National Assembly
Methodology
I. Background
Policing Gender
Problems with the Law
Fatwas
II. Police Abuse Against Transgender Women
Sexual Violence, Physical Abuse, and Torture
Procedural Violations
Amira’s Story
III. Ramifications of the Amendment to Article 198
Sexual Assault by Civilians
Obstacles to Healthcare and Employment
IV. Lack of Protection and Redress
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Acknowledgements