Publications

To enhance support of the transgender community, we have collaborated with and contributed to multiple parties to release publications related to transgender issue. This is because we need to seek different opportunities to make our voices heard, that we exist, and we need to and must have equal rights as cisgender people. Some of the publications that we have collaborated or contributed to are listed below:



Study on Discrimination Against Transgender Persons based in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (Right to Education, Employment, Healthcare, Housing and Dignity)

book-studyA study was done by Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) on discrimination against transgender persons based in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, and the result was published as a book report in 2019. The main objective of the study is to assist the Commission in identifying strategic actions to ensure respect of human rights of the transgender community.

SEED has assisted in the study.

International Standard Book Number: 978-967-2295-02-0

This book is available online on CFNHRI’s website and can be read from here.



Legal Gender Recognition in Malaysia: A Legal & Policy Review in the Context of Human Rights

book-lgrThe document is a report that focused on laws, court decisions, and policies seeks to clarify the nexus between legal gender recognition and the impact on human rights in Malaysia. This document was produced by Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) in partnership with SEED and supported by Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks in 2017 and it is targeted primarily to policymakers and guidance to eliminate discrimination and ensure legal gender recognition in the country.

This book is available online on UNDP’s website and can be read from here.



Implementing comprehensive HIV and STI programmes with transgender people: practical guidance for collaborative interventions

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This document sets up the practical guidance for collaborative interventions on HIV and STI among transgender people, it is a tool that is being used as guidance in some collaborations. It is produced by United Nations Development Programme in 2016.

Nisha Ayub, the founder of SEED, has contributed case study for the tool.

This book is available online from UNFPA’s website and can be read from here.



Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do With It?

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This is an Edited Collection book released by Institute of Development Studies in 2016. It consists of different chapters each discussing different issues that is related to gender, sexuality, social justice and the law.

Nisha Ayub, the founder of SEED, is the author of the chapter “Transgender Rights in Malaysia: Religion, Politics and Law” in the book.

This book is available online on multiple websites including OpenDocs and Academia.



Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities in Asia and the Pacific

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The Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities in Asia and the Pacific (the Blueprint) is a document that is created in 2015 to strengthen and enhance the policy-related, clinical, and public health responses for trans people in Asia and the Pacific. Primarily intended for health providers, policymakers and governments, it could also be used by donors, bi- and multilateral organisations and trans and other civil society organisations. The Blueprint has collaboratively developed by The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP).

Nisha Ayub, the founder of SEED, is one of the contributors of this Blueprint.

International Standard Book Number: 978-1-59560-118-6

This book is available online on UNDP’s website and can be read from here.



“I’m Scared to Be a Woman” – Human Rights Abuses Against Transgender People in Malaysia

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Human Rights Watch conducted field research in Malaysia in January 2014 in four states— Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, and Pahang—and in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. This book, released in September 2014, is the presentation of the finding report. Although Human Rights Watch only conducted primary research in four states and in one federal territory, some transgender women they interviewed had previously lived in other locations, including Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Kedah, and Johor, and reported on forms of discrimination they faced in those locations. Secondary research, including review of other reports on transgender people in Malaysia, suggests that the types of human rights abuses documented in this report are also common in other states.

Nisha Ayub, the founder of SEED, has guided Human Rights Watch in shaping this research.

International Standard Book Number: 978-1-62313-1845

This book is available online on Human Rights Watch’s website and can be read from here.