A new report by Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) says that 331 trans and gender diverse people have been killed this year.
The majority of the murders happened in Brazil where 130 people were killed, followed up by Mexico with 63 and 30 in the United States.
The TMM started in 2008 and up to today have recorded a total of 3314 deaths. So far this year the number of deaths is slightly down compared to 369 recorded last year.
The report authors say: "Stigma and discrimination against trans and gender-diverse people is real and profound around the world.”
The report acknowledges the actual number of trans people killed is likely to be much higher:
"In most countries, data on murdered trans and gender-diverse people are not systematically produced, and it is impossible to estimate the actual number of cases.
"Trans and gender-diverse people are victims of horrifying hate violence, including extortion, physical and sexual assaults, and murder."
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