In Côte d'Ivoire, discriminations and other violences fuel ignorance and repressive attitudes towards transgender people. There is no inclusive legal framework committed to prohibiting abuses based on sexual orientation and / or gender identity.

In Côte d'Ivoire, a large part of the population is legally recognized by various authorities in the country. Gender identity is one of the many pieces of information that normalizes and legalizes their existence. On the basis of their gender identity and/or expression, many other people live in repression and legal existence.

This repressive context often affects transgender people. It limits their potential contribution to different social, cultural, and economic sectors of the country. It is also a serious violation of their fundamental right to exist as human beings.

From this context emerges and feeds social ignorance about transgender people. This situation often leads to discrimination, violence, and other crimes. The most notable consequences are more visible in health settings, civil protection, and access to education.

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To the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire

In the legislative and judicial fields, the international covenants of the United Nations, the United Nations Charter, the African Charter on Human Rights, and many other treaties and conventions have recognized, for the last decades, the illegality of discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

In Côte d'Ivoire, transgender people face a lack of legal recognition that affects their right to exist as human beings. This reality influences and normalizes many forms of discrimination and violence against them. This, without the capacity to cope, due to the lack of protection and judicial commitment. Thus, we ask:

1.      A reform of the Ivorian citizenship law, by legally recognizing transgender people on administrative documents.

2.      Support the establishment of social services capable of facilitating rapid and transparent procedures allowing transgender people to modify their name and sex in birth certificates, civil registers, identity cards, passports, diplomas, and other similar documents.

3.    Support the establishment of a national plan to support inclusion, which bases its actions on public education and the orientation of state actions in the fight against discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identities.

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