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Gender identity laws in Argentina:

There is a Gender Identity Law in Argentina since 2012. It allows for changing the birth certificate without a mental condition diagnosis, surgical reassignment, or treatment of any kind, just expressing the desire to do it. There have been many cases of children under the age of 6 with gender identity changed. Blockers are used from 11 years old and hormonal treatments from 13 years old. If parents disagree, the judge may authorise the transition under the principle of the best interest of the child.

Latest news and information:

13 February 2023: WDI Argentina have sent CEDAW, a Report on the political representation of Women in Argentina for the "Half-day general discussion on the equal and inclusive representation of women in decision-making systems -- General discussion on EIRWDMS". It analyses the electoral legislation and its implementation's effect on women's sex-based rights. The report was written by a lawyer who is part of WDI Argentina's team. Click here to read the report (in Spanish)

January 2023 Click here to read an alternative report to the Eighth Periodic Report of Argentina to CEDAW (In Spanish)

1 September 2022: The Legal Onanism of Gender Identifications

Maria Binetti of WDI Argentina writes in Tribuna Feminista. 

August 2022: Gender identity ideology in Argentinian healthcare

Analia Vitale of WDI Argentina reports on gender identity ideology in healthcare. Published on the Argentine Campaign for Women's Rights website

Vulnerable women, surrogacy and trafficking: May 2022

Maria Binetti of WDI Argentina participated in this webinar on surrogacy and its link with trafficking. 

Women in Argentina have presented to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses a Legal motion for the protection of women. They have appealed to the Judge asking to remove the category of "woman" as a "gender identity" in the coming Argentina Census. Read the full letter and press release.

"Lo que la prensa no dijo: Argentina, primer país en legalizar el aborto sin «mujeres»"- click the link to read this article by Maria Binetti in Tribuna Feminista

Argentina - the first country to legalise abortion without women - click the link to read this article by Maria Binetti

8 July 2021 - WDI Argentina writes to Argentinian UN representative - download document in Spanish and English - please feel free to use WDI Argentina's letter if you are doing any lobbying or wish to write to your UN representative.

Click here to read an article about the proposal of legislation in Argentina to abolish any mention to "sex" in official documents written by a prominent Spanish feminist.

Campaña Argentina por el Reconocimiento de los Derechos de las Mujeres en base al Sexo