We are very glad to present you with the English translation of the summary and guidelines of the research Everyday life of trans persons in Slovenia, which we conducted in 2019.
Everyday life of trans persons in Slovenia is the largest trans specific research to date as it was conducted with the highest number of trans respondents in a research in Slovenia. 113 trans people aged between 14 and 50 years took part in the research. The majority of the respondents belong to the age group 14-30 years (83%). A third of the respondents (34%) identify as trans men, a third as non-binary persons (31%), and 19% as trans women, which is third largest group based on self-identification. Based on our research, we’ve created a set of guidelines and suggestions, the implementation of which would have a significant positive impact on the lives of trans persons in Slovenia.
The findings of the research Everyday life of trans persons in Slovenia have clearly shown that the Republic of Slovenia, its government, institutions and authorities, as well as government officials do not proactively consider trans persons’ needs when developing or implementing health, legal, educational and social protection programmes.
We believe that legal and social government institutions should work to shield their marginalized social groups and emphasize inclusivity for all. To ensure the implementation of human rights for all, clear and engaged interest and active information seeking must be displayed by government institutions, as well as keeping in mind the diversity and specifics of marginalized groups when developing systemic structures.
Author: Linn Julian Koletnik
Statistical analysis: Ajda Kovač
Illustration: Nuka Horvat
Translation: Alenka Mrakovčić, Evan Grm, Jaka Šoster
First publication: 2019