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Transgender people are set to march in protest, demanding the recognition and protection of their fundamental human rights and freedoms

On Friday, March 31st at 4 PM in Skopje, a Transgender Visibility Marchwill take place in front of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, as part of the campaign to observe International Transgender Day of Visibility, according to the civil initiative “TransForma” which promotes and protects the rights of transgender individuals. This event marks the fifth time that “TransForma” is joining the global action for solidarity with transgender individuals, with the goal of reducing the violence and discrimination that this marginalized group experiences daily.

“As in previous years, this year too, we decisively and unambiguously demand that the Law on Legal Recognition of Gender be finally put into parliamentary procedure, giving MPs the opportunity to vote as they promised before they were elected and as the European Court of Human Rights imposed on this government as an obligation. For political parties, this may be an intriguing political game and a way to score points, but we assure you that for the transgender community, this is the only way to start realizing and enjoying their most basic human rights,” said “TransFormA”.

“On March 31, we will loudly proclaim the message “My identity exists” in an effort to increase the visibility of transgender individuals, which is crucial for these processes to ensure adequate legal and social integration of these individuals into a democratic and civilized society that the Republic of North Macedonia at least declaratively advocates for,” added “TransFormA” in their statement about the event.

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.