Sakris Kupila, Finland

Take action to campaign for Sakris Kupila, a Finnish man demanding to be accepted for who he is. 

Sakris Kupila a 20 year-old medical student, a youth activist and a defender of transgender rights from Finland. sits in a coffee shop.
© Amnesty International

Sakris Kupila has never identified as a woman. Yet the 21-year-old medical student must endure daily embarrassment because his identity documents say he is female – the gender he was assigned at birth. To legally reassign your gender, you must be diagnosed with a “mental disorder” and sterilised. Sakris opposes this humiliating treatment. And despite threats and open hostility, he continues to demand a change to the law.

Tell Finland to change the law and support transgender rights activists.

Download these resources and start campaigning in your community today:

Casecard Petition              

Poster      Solidarity card

Please return all completed letters and petitions to your local action centre by 31 January 2018.

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Want to learn about transgender rights in Australia? Read more about the discrimination transgender people face or download Transgender people and identity documents in Australia (PDF, 194KB).