Gender-based quarantine rules bring discrimination and violence against trans people


In Colombia, Peru, and Panama, quarantine regulations assign men and women different days to go out. For transgender people, these gender-based restrictions mean discrimination and violence for law enforcement and others, leading to numerous complaints. In Bogota, where law enforcement has been instructed not to demand ID to prove gender and trans people are allowed to choose their day, one trans woman was stabbed by a man who said she was out on the wrong day, and another was blocked from entering a grocery store by an employee and a police officer, who demanded to see identification.


Writer: Reuters
Publication: Reuters


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