Brazil Ranked World’s Leading Transgender Killer for 12th Consecutive Year

Family rejection, economic marginalization and impunity explain the continuous rise in figures; inclusion in the labor market could reverse the scenario.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A week after Brazil broke the record for transgender people elected in municipal elections, new data from the Trans Murder Monitoring show that in the first nine months of 2020 alone, 124 transgender people were killed in Brazil.

As a result, the country ranks among the most violent for this population for the 12th consecutive year. Mexico and the United States come next, with 48 and 15 reported murders, respectively . . .

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