Trans & Poverty: Poverty and Economic Insecurity in Trans Communities in the EU
Transgender Europe (TGEU) launched its report Trans & Poverty: Poverty and Economic Insecurity in Trans Communities in the EU on trans people’s economic insecurity in the EU, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an overview of policy measures at EU level that are relevant for improving the economic situation of trans communities. The report provides strategies for civil society organisations to address poverty among trans people and makes clear recommendations to key stakeholders to bring about meaningful change for trans people.
The main findings show that trans people, in particular trans women, trans Black people and People of Colour, trans sex workers, undocumented trans migrants, trans asylum seekers and refugees, trans youth, and trans people with disabilities face extreme discrimination in the EU, in education, housing, employment, healthcare, and other key spheres of life which are affected by high rates of poverty as a result.
The report shows that many trans children and youth face family rejection and violence and may be thrown out of family homes, pushed into housing insecurity or homelessness. This can lead to trans children and youth struggling in school or even dropping out and has a severe impact on their employability later in life and increases financial insecurity in the future.
For more information: https://tgeu.org/trans-poverty-report/.