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  1. 1. WHAT IS GENDER DIVERSITY? “refer(s) to the experience of sex or gender identity beyond biological and binary notions of male and female, man and woman…[it] celebrates the diversity in sex and gender identities, rather than defining particular categories of people.” (Australian Journal of Human Rights)
  2. 2. WHO ARE GENDER DIVERSE PEOPLE? • Intersex • Transsexual • Transgender • Cross-dresser • Androgynous
  3. 3. WHO ARE INTERSEX PEOPLE? It‟s a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn‟t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.
  4. 4. WHO ARE TRANSSEXUAL PEOPLE? Are people who have changed or in the process of changing their physical sex to conform to their gender identity.
  5. 5. WHO ARE TRANSGENDER PEOPLE? Are people who feel like they're living inside a body that's all wrong for them. They often say they feel "trapped in someone else's body."
  6. 6. GENDER DIVERSE PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND • In New Zealand, gender diversity includes, transsexual people, cross dressers, intersex, drag queens and drag kings, and Māori and Pacific gender and sexual identities people. • Transgender communities were increasingly visible in the early 2000s.
  7. 7. STATISTICS • Estimates of the numbers of transsexuals in New Zealand suggest that three to 10 people per 1,000 are male-to-female, and one to three per 1,000 are female-to-male.
  8. 8. GENDER ‘X’ PASSPORT • Transgender people can now have their New Zealand passport to record their preferred gender status as an X instead of M or F.
  9. 9. LEGAL RIGHTS • The right to freedom of expression • The right to freedom of thoughts • The right to privacy • The protection from violence, injury, abuse or exploitation • The right to an adequate standard of living • The right to employment
  11. 11. CARMEN RUPE
  12. 12. GENDER DIVERSITY IN IRAN • One of the sex-reassignment surgery capitals of the world (second only to Thailand) • The government provides up to half the cost of the sex-reassignment surgery • Change in sex is recorded in the birth certificate
  13. 13. STATISTICS • With a population of 71.5 million people in Iran for 2007, official statistics put the number of transsexuals in Iran between 15,000 and 20,000 people, with unofficial estimates suggesting many more -- up to 150,000. 4% of the population says they have had homosexual relationships.
  14. 14. LEGAL RECOGNITION • Exceptions are made to transgender people because of the fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, since it does not undermine the strict gender rules of Iran‟s Islamic theocracy.
  15. 15. FROM FREEDOM TO DISCRIMINATION • Any sexual activity outside a heterosexual marriage is forbidden. • The lifestyles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Iran are denied by the Islamic regime. • Sexual reassignment surgery is sanctioned as a supposed „cure‟ for homosexuality.
  16. 16. • Iranian president says that there are no homosexuals in Iran and that this is a problem the rest of the world has. • Gays are forced into being transsexual • Trans-women are considered a shame upon the family.
  17. 17. Maryam Hatoon Molkara
  18. 18. THANK YOU!