HATE CRIMES/VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE PACIFIC
TASK : HATE CRIMES/VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE PACIFIC
“Members of Fiji’s LGBTI community believe the brutal murder of a young transgender woman in July 2018 is a hate crime. Local media reports said the body of Akuila Salavuki was found lying in a pool of blood on the Suva foreshore in May and that she had died from massive head injuries after a blunt force trauma. It is the second suspected hate crime murder since September when a gay student was found dead north of the city. Ms Salavuki was found dead on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphopia.” Source
With reference to the news item above and other research material, write an essay that presents THREE arguments AGAINST hate crimes and acts of violence against transgender people in the Pacific. Relate your arguments to THREE ETHICAL PRINCIPLES from any theory/theories of your choice. Suggest TWO ways to tackle this human rights violation in our region using TWO approaches of governance. Your essay should include examples from the region with in-text references as well as definitions of the theories/principles referred to in the essay.