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The Resource "They hunt us down for fun" : discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait, Human Rights Watch

"They hunt us down for fun" : discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait, Human Rights Watch

Label
"They hunt us down for fun" : discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait
Title
"They hunt us down for fun"
Title remainder
discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait
Statement of responsibility
Human Rights Watch
Title variation
  • Discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait
  • Kuwait
Title variation remainder
"they hunt us down for fun"
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2007 the Kuwaiti parliament outlawed "imitating the opposite sex", paving the way for police to arbitrarily detain, torture, and sexually harass and abuse transgender women in Kuwait with impunity. Despite a formal state recognition of Gender Identity Disorder, arrests of transgender women continue unabated. The police often take advantage of the law to blackmail transgender women for sex, and redress for police abuse is difficult, if not impossible, for fear of reprisal and re-arrest. The law does not criminalize any specific act or behavior, but rather an appearance whose interpretation is left entirely up to the whims of the police, giving them free reign to decide who is breaking the law and how it is broken. This report documents the abuse, violence, and persecution faced by transgender women at the hands of the police as well as the discrimination they face on a daily basis as a result of this law
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Also available via the Internet.
Cataloging source
AWC
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
KMN246.7.G39
LC item number
M68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Human Rights Watch (Organization)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moumneh, Rasha
  • Reid, Graeme
  • Stork, Joe
  • Whitson, Sarah Leah
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  • Transgender people
  • Transgender people
  • Transphobia
  • Human rights
  • Police brutality
Label
"They hunt us down for fun" : discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait, Human Rights Watch
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/kuwait0112ForUpload.pdf
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Publication
Note
  • "The report was written by Rasha Moumneh and edited by Graeme Reid, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Division, and Joe Stork and Sarah Leah Whitson, deputy director and director of the Middle East and North Africa Division respectively"--P. 63
  • "January 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
iii, 63 p.
Isbn
9781564328526
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012382090
Other physical details
col. map
System control number
  • ocn777957748
  • (OCoLC)777957748
Label
"They hunt us down for fun" : discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait, Human Rights Watch
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/kuwait0112ForUpload.pdf
Publication
Note
  • "The report was written by Rasha Moumneh and edited by Graeme Reid, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Division, and Joe Stork and Sarah Leah Whitson, deputy director and director of the Middle East and North Africa Division respectively"--P. 63
  • "January 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
iii, 63 p.
Isbn
9781564328526
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012382090
Other physical details
col. map
System control number
  • ocn777957748
  • (OCoLC)777957748

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