Argentina establishes a trans labor quota for public positions

Argentina establishes a trans labor quota for public positions Argentina establishes a trans labor quota for public positions

At least 1% of positions in the public sector must be occupied by trans people in Argentina

GAYLES.TV.- The Government of Argentina established this Friday a work quota for which at least 1% of positions in the public sector must be occupied «by transvestites, transsexuals and transgender persons who meet the conditions of suitability for the position«, According to a decree published in the Official Gazette. In addition, the authorities and staff of the Executive power They must be trained to prevent discriminatory behavior.

Among the bases of the measure, the decree considers that “It is vitally important to transform the structural pattern of inequality that perpetuates the exclusion of this population, which has a life expectancy of approximately 35-40 years”. It is estimated that 95% of trans people They do not have access to registered employment and about 60% have not been able to finish their secondary studies.

Argentina establishes a trans labor quota for public positionsThe decree establishes the creation of a voluntary entry registry for people who wish to apply for the quota, depending on the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity, which will compile the job profiles of the candidates and make them available to public bodies. However, the inscription in this register «It will not be considered a requirement, in any case, for entry to a job in the public sector by this population«.

The text clarifies that the quota will apply to «transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people, whether or not they have carried out the registration rectification of the sex and the change of first name and image«, And reiterates the right of the group to non-discrimination«for reasons of gender identity or its expression«.

«Historic day»

The undersecretary of Diversity Policies of the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity, Alba Rueda, has declared to the newspaper Clarín: "It is a historic day for all of our society because it implies the recognition of the State about its responsibility in generating responses to structural inequality. Answers that have to do with rights protection and, mainly, because, in this case, they address one of the fundamental axes of inequality from a gender and diversity perspective.

«Transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people have lived throughout our lives, throughout Argentine history, a lot of violence. And this violence was effectively translated, not only in an expulsion, many times, from our family environments, but also within other areas such as education, health and work ", concludes Wheel.

Argentina establishes a trans labor quota for public positions

Source: Infobae, The Spanish, Clarín

Photography: Chronicle, Scope

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