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Update from Sweden: We Did it!

A message from Love Georg Elfvelin in Stockholm, Sweden

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GOAL: 80,000
79,954 people support this campaign. Help us get to 80,000
UPDATE - February 18 - WE WON!

Today the conservative Christian Democrats - members of the governing coalition in Sweden and primary obstacle to ending the policy of forced sterilizations - reversed course and announced that they'll be supporting a ban on the practice.

More than 77,000 people all around the world took a stand, and together with activists on the ground built the international momentum that finally pushed Prime Minister Reinfeldt and party leaders to end this cruel practice. We will work hard with partners in Sweden to make sure the formal change happens as soon as possible., but thanks to your efforts we have eliminated the major obstacle to repeal.




Posted: January 16th

If you are a transgender person in Sweden today looking to legally change your gender, in the 21st century you are still forced to undergo surgery that will render you permanently infertile and forever unable to have children. This barbaric practice of forced sterilizations has to stop!

The majority of the Swedish parliament is in favor of modifying this law - but up until now Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has let a small conservative party block this long awaited reform.

Let's make sure the Prime Minister knows that the majority of Sweden, and Europe - wants to see Sweden on the right side of history - by eliminating this archaic practice.

Please take one minute to sign this urgent letter to the Prime Minister of Sweden asking him to stop playing politics with the fundamental human rights of Swedish citizens. Our friends at RFSL, the Swedish LGBT Federation, will deliver your signatures directly to the Prime Minister’s office.

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After more than 77,000 people took a stand, we helped push PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and conservative parties in Sweden to stop the barbaric process of forcibily sterilizing trans citizens.

TO: Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

We ask you to defend the fundamental human rights of ALL Swedish citizens, and do everything in your power to eliminate Sweden's outdated "forced sterilization" law.

The majority of Parliament is in favor of the law's removal - but progress is being thwarted by a small conservative party. As the elected leader of a country that rightfully takes pride in its human rights record, it's time to stand on the right side of history - and break the deadlock.

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