Trans and Gender Diverse Community Track
Background : This is to x -ray the violation of human rights of Trans people in Nigeria as it relates to their health and general well-being,
More so, to highlight the ordeals and violators ( culprits) and proffer possible solution to overcome these challenges for a better standard of living for the trans community in Nigeria, since 'health and right is wealth'.
Methods : CROSS SECTIONAL STUDIES helped us in finding out the prevalence of the problems, attitude and issue by taking a snap-shot and cross-section of the Trans populations. This obtains an overall picture as it stands at the time of the study.
RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES helped us to investigate the situations that occurred in the past. Such as the level of violence, discrimination, unemployment and death rate among the Trans community in Nigeria in the past 20 years.
DESCRIPTIVE which entails case-study, naturalistic observation, survey.
CORRELATIONAL which entails case-control study, observational study.
SEMI- EXPERIMENTAL which entails field experiment.
Results : About 90% of the Trans persons in Nigeria are school drop out due to their gender identity and they way it is perceived in Nigeria.
About 70% of trans persons in Nigeria are directly or indirectly selling sex for money to earn a living.
About 75% of Trans women in Nigeria are homeless and are highly exposed to danger.
About 20% of trans women in Nigeria who are engaged and independent are into hair styling, make up artistry business and entertainment.
About 80% of Trans women in Nigeria are unemployed.
And 100% of Trans women living has at one point of their lives experienced violence.
Conclusions : Although there are other examples of human rights progress for trans people, much of this change is isolated, non-systemic, and insufficient. Trans people continue to live in extremely hostile context. What is required is change and progress at scale.
The standard of living of the Trans persons in Nigeria is poor and below poverty line.
There is high level of illiteracy among the Trans person in Nigeria.
Housing and shelter is a big challenge among the Trans persons in Nigeria.
There is high rate of unemployment among the Trans persons in Nigeria perhaps because they are not employable due to inadequate education.
Very few Trans persons in Nigeria are professional career persons (Doctors, Lawyers, Accountant, Engineers, scientist and so on).
Preventing human rights violations and social exclusion is key to sustainable and equitable development. Only then can trans people begin to imagine a world that respects their core personhood, and a world in which dignity, equality, and wellbeing become realities in their lives.