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The project’s aim was to increase understanding of the lived experience of being a trans woman of colour living in Australia, in relation to gender transitioning and experiences of sexual violence. Therefore, the specific research questions were as follows:

  1. What are the lived experiences of gender transitioning for trans women of colour living in Australia?
  2. What are the lived experiences of sexual violence of trans women of colour living in Australia?
  3. What strategies do trans women of colour living in Australia employ to deal with sexual violence in their everyday lives in order to enhance their health and wellbeing?
  4. What are the experiences of sexual violence in broader trans communities in Australia?
  5. How do the experiences of sexual violence of trans women of colour living in Australia compare to those of non-CALD trans women and to LBQ (lesbian, bisexual or queer) and heterosexual cisgender women living in Australia?

Key findings:

  • Gender transitioning is a complex process that impacts on trans women’s risk of sexual violence
  • Sexual violence is a common experience for trans women of colour
  • Trans women of colour need support to address sexual violence in their lives
Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-925925-34-0

License type:
CC BY-NC
Issue:
ANROWS Research report, Issue 14/2020