Transgender individuals across nations have been subjected to a range of restrictive barriers, which limit their legal recognition of fundamental rights and protections. These obstacles place a stigma on transgender individuals, subjecting the community to a wide range of discrimination. These boundaries range in severity; some countries simply impose restrictions of use for certain facilities, while other countries resort to physical abuse. Recently, certain countries have enacted laws to give transgender members the same legal recognition that other citizens are afforded while other countries fail to accept the transgender community and continue to uphold restrictive barriers.
Kyger, Madison H.
"Emerging Issues: A Global Analysis: Legal Recognition and Equal Treatment of Transgender Citizens,"
University of Baltimore Journal of International Law: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ubjil/vol5/iss1/6