Ido Katri on Reforming Trans Rights in Israel

Doctor of Juridical Science and Sexual Diversity Studies collaborative student, Ido Katri, and his research are influencing the rights of incarcerated trans communities in Israel.

“Until now, the unspoken policy has been that prisoners or detainees whose gender identity was “ambiguous” should be kept in administrative segregation. Thanks to Ido Katri‘s work and that of his colleagues in Israel, the prison service recently announced that it will no longer keep transgender inmates in isolation.

“What we’ve achieved so far is pretty much more than what I had envisioned when we started doing this research,” said Katri, whose graduate dissertation is on gender self-determination around the world. “All of this happened within 18 months.”

Read more about his work and the impact it’s having here.