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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Recognising gender identity

JG v. Pengarah Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, High Court of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (25 May 2005)

Procedural Posture The plaintiff filed a petition to be legally recognised as female and to have the last digit in her identity card changed to indicate the female gender. Facts The plaintiff was registered as male at birth. She identified with the female gender and in 1996 she had gender reassignment surgery in Thailand. Upon […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, “Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective: violence against women”, E/CN.4/2005/72/Add.1, March 18, 2005: Kuwait

Urgent appeal 232. On 15 July 2004, the Special Rapporteur sent an urgent appeal jointly with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance concerning A.M.Al-D., aged 27 and male by birth, who underwent sex-change surgery in 2001 and changed his name from Ahmed to a women’s name. She […]

In re KFB, Family Tribunal No 1 of Quilmes, Argentina (30 April 2001)

Procedural Posture The plaintiff filed a petition before the Family Tribunal, to have the sex and name on his birth certificate amended to match his acquired gender identity, and to obtain new identity documents. Facts The plaintiff was born biologically female but identified with the male gender. He underwent numerous surgeries, the first of which, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, E/CN.4/1997/47, February 12, 1997

8. The community may also be the site of restrictions on and regulations of female sexuality. In many instances, women and girl children are subjected to violence by their communities because of their sexuality and sexual behaviour. A key component of community identity, and therefore the demarcation of community boundaries, is the preservation of communal […]