Trans Legal Mapping Report

Trans Legal Mapping Report

The Trans Legal Mapping Report is a research project by ILGA World, detailing the impact of laws and policies on trans persons across the globe. Its latest edition, released in September 2020, covers the legal situation in 143 UN member States: it highlights provisions which set out how trans and gender-diverse people can change their sex/gender marker and names on official identity documents (legal gender recognition), but also collects information on laws criminalising trans identities, both explicitly and de facto – looking at the situation for our communities in every region of the world.

All too often, processes for gender marker and name change include requirements that are blatant human rights violations: this report outlines them clearly, but also shows progressive examples from across the world.

Compiling information both through desk-based research and the lived realities of trans activists across the world, the ILGA World Trans Legal Mapping Report is a fundamental tool that advocates can use to engage with their national governments and bring about change.



Trans Legal Mapping Report: latest edition

The third edition of ILGA World’s Trans Legal Mapping Report was released in September 2020.

Download ILGA World's latest Trans Legal Mapping Report
in English - in Spanish

The third edition of the Trans Legal Mapping Report was researched and written by Zhan Chiam, Sandra Duffy, Matilda González Gil, Lara Goodwin, and Nigel Timothy Mpemba Patel. it was coordinated by Zhan Chiam and published by ILGA World.

It is available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

Suggested citation: ILGA World: Zhan Chiam, Sandra Duffy, Matilda González Gil, Lara Goodwin, and Nigel Timothy Mpemba Patel, Trans Legal Mapping Report 2019: Recognition before the law (Geneva: ILGA World, 2020).


Older editions

Trans Legal Mapping Report (2017)

United Nations, GIESC Programme