“Stop Killing Us” is a report that describes and records the main human rights violations against the transgender population in Latin America and the Caribbean based on the information surveyed in 2019 (characterized by the different political changes across the region) and 2020 (marked by the lack of state response to the COVID-19 crisis mainly affecting the trans community). This report was drafted by the National Transgender Rights Organizations (hereinafter, “NTROs”) from the 26 countries where REDLACTRANS (Latin American and Caribbean Network of Trans People) is present; namely Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.
These years were no exception to the hate crimes and institutional violence that we have been reporting to the different national, regional and international authorities. The information gathered in this report is the result of the analysis of first-hand accounts shared by trans persons who suffered any type of violation of their rights, exposing the violence, prejudices and discrimination suffered by our bodies.
Each account was recorded to boost visibility because there are stories longing to become visible to a society that is blind to our reality and governments that fail to include the issues affecting our lives in any agenda.
Thus, Stop Killing Us depicts an appalling reality that needs to be told; it is an urgent claim among the extremely harsh reality to which trans people are exposed due to the lack of government response.