Transgender women face ‘systemic discrimination in education, employment, housing, and the provision of healthcare’ in Lebanon, HRW says [File: Hussein Malla/The Associated Press]

Transgender women face “systemic discrimination” in various aspects of life in Lebanon, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which called on parliament to pass anti-discrimination law.

The New-York-based rights group said in its report, published on Tuesday, that transgender women face “systemic discrimination in education, employment, housing, and the provision of healthcare” in the country.

The report is based on 50 interviews with Lebanese transwomen and transgender refugees and asylum seekers from other countries in the Middle East – all of whom reside in Lebanon.

This discrimination is exacerbated by a lack of resources “tailored for trans

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