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Violence against Trans* Women within Family and Work in Sweden: A Qualitative Analysis of Socio-Legal Status

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 22-0 - 24-1


Zara Saeidzadeh

Research subject

Research environments

This project focuses on trans* women who experience violence and inequality due to misrecognition of their womanhood and their needs within law and society. It argues that trans* women are often subordinated and not considered as full citizens in Swedish society, because they are not recognized as women. Therefore, various forms of violence are visited upon them, the types of violence that are not even addressed by laws. By interviewing trans* women and trans* activists, this project aims to understand how trans* women experience their status and needs being (mis)recognized by law and society and how such (mis)recognition affects their experience of violence within family and labor market.


Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)