In September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court passed the landmark verdict in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India which decriminalised same sex relations between consenting adults. This momentum was followed by the Madras High Court recognising the right to marry for transgender persons.
As we near the first anniversary of Navtej Johar, it is time to examine what steps are to be taken to move forward from decriminalisation, to the actual realisation of equality and all fundamental rights for transand intersex persons in their everyday life. This would include the right to legal identity, equal opportunities and non-discrimination in employment, access to housing, equality in education, the right to marry, freedom from domestic violence and criminal law reform to recognize sexual violence. TransForm2019 will focus on all these themes and aims to chart the way forward in a post-Section 377 world and what it means for achieving transgender equality.
DATE: 13 and 14 September 2019
TIME: 9 AM to 5 PM
VENUE: Bangalore International Centre (New Building), No. 7, 4th Main Road, Stage 2, Domlur, Bangalore – 560 071
For more details, please visit www.clpr.org.in/transform
The agenda and other details will be updated on our website here shortly.