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Stop Finland discriminating against transgender people

Sakris was a teenager when he realised that the gender he was given at birth doesn’t express who he is.

Since then, he has faced many challenges in Finland. First, he needed to be diagnosed with a “mental disorder” in order to change his name to one that he felt better matched his identity. Then he learned that in order to have his gender legally recognized, he would also need to be sterilized.

"It felt like I was categorized subhuman based on my gender identity. I felt sick."

Despite facing intimidation and threats, Sakris is bravely campaigning for a fairer system for transgender people in Finland, so that nobody else is treated how he has been treated.

If the Finnish government ends these cruel regulations, transgender people will be able to live their lives with dignity, enjoying their right to be recognized for who they are.

Join Sakris. Sign the petition now.

Demand that the Finnish government changes the law to guarantee that Sakris Kupila and all transgender people in Finland can obtain legal recognition of their gender identity without having to comply with requirements that violate their human rights.

No government should be able to force people to give up their human rights just to be recognized for who they are. Join Sakris now.

Campaign Closed


340 000+ lent your voice to Sakris’ call for legal gender recognition in Finland and for his protection through your campaigning as part of BRAVE and Write for Rights 2017.

On 23rd March 2018 Amnesty handed in your signatures in the authorities in Finland.  Sakris feels much safer and able to carry out his work with less risk of harassment, so we have closed this campaign.

Sakris thanks you for your support.

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