Argentina: The Rights of Transvestites in Argentina

From April 3-14 2001, IGLHRC is sponsoring the United Nations advocacy of Lohana Berkins--an Argentinian transvestite activist, and the founder of ALITT (Asociación Lucha por la Identitdad Travesti y Transexual), a transvestite advocacy group in Buenos Aires. Ms. Berkins, accompanied by Scott Long and Alejandra Sarda of IGLHRC, will be attending the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. She will meet with Special Rapporteurs and other UN officials, and will hold a briefing for staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

This document on the rights of transvestites in Argentina has been prepared by ALITT(Lohana Berkins) and IGLHRC(Alejandra Sarda and Scott Long) for distribution at the UN Commission on Human Rights.