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Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

May 14, 2012


By MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Activists say Argentina now leads the world in transgender rights after giving people the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, psychiatric and medical procedures beforehand. The gender identity law that won congressional […]

Trans Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Gender Identity Law

May 11, 2012


By Marcela Valente Students at a new secondary school in Buenos Aires that caters to members of sexual minorities. Credit:Courtesy Bachillerato Popular “Mocha Celis” BUENOS AIRES, May 10, 2012 (IPS) – Under a new law that recognises a broad range of rights for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender persons in Argentina, they will have the right […]

Argentina Makes Sex-Change Surgery a Legal Right

May 10, 2012


By MICHAEL WARREN Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina May 10, 2012 (AP) Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday. The measure also gives people the right to specify how […]

Argentine Women Refused Legal Abortions in Cases of Rape

March 2, 2012


By Marcela Valente BUENOS AIRES, Mar 2, 2012 (IPS) – For over 90 years, a law in Argentina has allowed women who become pregnant as a result of rape to have an abortion. However, hospitals often refuse to carry out the procedure, instead referring the women to the justice system. Argentine law penalises doctors who […]

Trial Sheds Light on Trafficking of Women in Argentina

February 17, 2012


By Marcela Valente Susana Trimarco holding a missing persons poster for her daughter, Marita Verón. Credit:Courtesy of Metrodelito BUENOS AIRES, Feb 16, 2012 (IPS) – A high profile trial for trafficking of women is giving the public a clearer picture of how sex trafficking rings operate in Argentina, with victims who are even forced, eventually, […]

‘Stolen Babies’ Trial Awaits U.S. Documents

January 23, 2012


WeNews correspondentMonday, January 23, 2012 Argentina’s Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo think a trial now underway could reunite them with stolen grandchildren. A key ally is U.S. Rep. Hinchey, who is pushing Obama to declassify relevant documents by executive order. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (WOMENSENEWS)–In a major trial here, the government is accusing 11 former leaders […]

Argentina’s big step towards true sexual equality

September 3, 2011


Proposals to allow trans people to change their names and gender on legal documents could be another landmark measure Flavia Dzodan, Friday 2 September 2011 A gay couple kisses outside Argentina’s congress during a 2010 rally to support a proposal to legalise same-sex marriage. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP The 15 July last year was a […]