Lines are open 24 hours a day. But when she came out to her family as transgender more than 10 years ago, she was kicked out of home and found herself among a community of sex workers in downtown Toronto, fighting to survive. We provide help with legal process of changing birth certificates, passports, education documents, labor books, title deeds, military duty documents, etc. Some examples of results of our work can be found HERE. Contacts About Us Transgender Legal Defense Project — a human rights noncommercial project, which was developed in and launched in the autumn of Since moving to Canada and later telling her family that she identifies as transgender, their relationship has been fraught.
Her commitment to pursuing this new career is challenged by calls from clients throughout the day and her initial concern about losing work and money to get by. Compared to some countries, trans visibility has been fairly high on the social agenda in Canada for a little while and Iman does think that attitudes are changing on a very, very small scale , but as it stands it's not enough. Of course, it comes with its challenges. Refinery29 The focus now is to go back to school and train to become a social worker, and it's this early stage of Iman's new career journey that we follow in the documentary. Contacts About Us Transgender Legal Defense Project — a human rights noncommercial project, which was developed in and launched in the autumn of She grew up in a relatively affluent family and, until she was kicked out, had "never made a bed in her life". Also, after discussing the prospects of the case and depending on the availability of lawyers in the region, we are ready to represent in person the interests of the applicants for documents change in courts, registry offices and other organizations. They walk into retail stores or offices and they've applied and they feel the judgement on them and they never get called back for interview," Lisa continues. We provide free legal assistance to transgender people from all regions of Russia in questions related to legal gender recognition. The extent to which is heartbreaking: But what's remarkably inspiring about Iman and her story is that even under the weight of this pressure, discrimination and sadness, she refuses to crumble. Needless to say, there remains a huge stereotype and judgement around the sex industry, and the experiences of transgender people within it are often afforded an extra layer of prejudice. We provide help with legal process of changing birth certificates, passports, education documents, labor books, title deeds, military duty documents, etc. As Iman's transgender friend Mary, who is also a sex worker who has been working in the area for 20 years, says in the film: But she learned quickly what she needed to do to make ends meet. Although the conversation is certainly moving, the wider understanding of what a life reliant on sex work might look like, particularly from a transgender perspective, continues to be pretty limited. Roughly 10 years later, Iman met documentary-maker Lisa Rideout. The assistance we provide consists of verbal and written consultations, drafting various legal documents and complaints including allegations to the court. The purpose of the project is to help transgender people with the process of changing legal documents and to facilitate the implementing of humane, transparent and simple procedure of legal gender identity recognition in Russia. The hope is that it'll challenge the narrow perspective of sex work among the transgender community. Since we also conduct research on discrimination of trans persons in Russia. On the other side of the coin, the decriminalisation of sex work has been campaigned, debated and challenged in Canadian courts over recent years. Iman's dream is that it'll be a step towards helping members of her community who otherwise have little support. That all started back in Some examples of results of our work can be found HERE. We also provide aid in legal matters involving family and parental rights, privacy and general protection of human rights of trans persons.
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