Gender Identity Registration and Human Rights Effects

GIRARE is an interdisciplinary research project that currently involves Utrecht University researchers from SIM / UCERF (Marjolein van den Brink) and Humanities / Gender Studies (Christine Quinan). The project explores the effects of global changes in (primarily) government practices regarding the attribution and registration of legal sex/gender on people’s well-being, in terms of human rights.

In the initial stages of the project, two sub-projects are carried out. GIRARE Local focuses on Dutch initiatives at municipal level to change practices of collecting and disseminating information on the sex/gender identity of individuals. GIRARE Travel explores how changes in state practices regarding sex-entries in travel documents affect the mobility of individuals, especially but not exclusively LGBTI persons.

The first phase of this project is carried out with financial support of Institutions, one of Utrecht University’s strategic research themes. Read more about the Girare expert seminar that took place on 21 October 2016.