The United Nations has called for an investigation into unprecedented violence against transgender women in El Salvador. The investigation comes after the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded seven deaths of trans women in the country so far this year; local LGBT organizations put the toll at 17.
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UN calls for inquiry into anti-trans violence in El Salvador
Killings highlight marginalization of transgender people in El Salvador
A recent spike in killings of transgender people has underlined the ongoing violence and discrimination they face in El Salvador, a notoriously violent country in the world’s deadliest region for LBGT people.