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Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsSexuality & Gender

Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.

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Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsSexuality & Gender

Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.

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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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Worsening Delays in Buenos Aires Rent Subsidies May Put More People on the Street

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsInfrastructure

With rents in the Argentine capital soaring, subsidy recipients complain that the amounts they receive aren’t keeping up with the increases. When subsidies arrive later and later to pay impatient landlords, as one woman says, “Everything falls apart.”

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Buenos Aires Police Using New, Real-Time Crime Maps, but Locals See Crime Worsening

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human Rights

Since last year, the police force in Buenos Aires has been using real-time crime maps to move officers and plan strategy, and the force cites a statistical drop in crime. But some the city’s residents say they see fewer officers – and criminals taking advantage of it.

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Seeking Justice, Argentina’s Cross-Dressers Press Government for Reparations

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

People who are transgender in Argentina were often arrested without cause in past decades, but now the government might have to atone for those actions. A new bill proposes that sexual minorities who were mistreated by police be granted a financial settlement.

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Argentina to Again Consider Decriminalizing Abortion

Region: Argentina

Topics: HealthHuman RightsReproductive Rights

Women who seek clandestine abortions in Argentina face medical risks and disapproval. But abortion rights advocates see changes in public opinion, and predict a bill to decriminalize abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation will be passed in 2017.

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Argentina Seeks Stronger Measures To Counter Human Trafficking

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human Rights

In the last decade, thousands of people have received help from government programs in Argentina to counter human trafficking. But advocates say those programs fall short of meeting the needs of trafficked persons, many of them girls and young women forced into sex work.

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Featured Photo of an Argentine Transgender Artist

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Featured Photo of the Food Emergency Movement in Argentina

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