[The gender recognition law] is definitely a system that is wrecking [transgender] people’s dignity as a human being.
—Saburo N., a transgender man, Kanagawa Prefecture, September 2018
Despite increasingly vocal domestic and…
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A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA
OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS..
Abuse of Girls
Women and Girls in…
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