Every year, approximately one in three women are impacted by gender-based violence worldwide. Last year was the deadliest year for transgender individuals on record, with 375 transgender individuals murdered–most killed by their intimate partner. This devastating violence has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, and that is in turn driving greater numbers of women to flee their partners. For transgender people in countries with high levels of persecution, some are also fleeing their countries to request asylum in the United States. At the forefront of efforts in Houston to address this issue are two organizations working to provide housing and other social services to immigrant and refugee women and trans migrants escaping violence. Join this site visit at Casa Anandrea/Organizacion Latina de Trans En Texas (OLTT) to gain a deeper understanding of this issue and what organizations are doing to address it locally.
Please note that this conversation will be held in Spanish. Interpretation services will be provided.