2021

The ITF is thrilled to support 50 trans-led organizations in 41 countries. You can learn about their work below.

Alliance for Dynamic Initiative (ADI) (Ghana) Alliance for Dynamic Initiative (ADI) was formed in 2017. Their mission is to address stigmatization/discrimination, violence, extortion and blackmailing of trans people in Ghana through education and empowerment to build the capacity of individuals, improve healthcare services and human rights for trans persons. Their main activities are: (a) working with the Ghana Police service, the commission for human rights and administrative justice and the Ghana health service to address human right abuses, stigma, discrimination and extortion within health facilities and workplaces; and (b) providing training for state actors to identify friendly officers who are utilized as contact persons within state institutions.

Almas Cautivas (Mexico)
Almas Cautivas was formed in 2013. Their mission is to be a civil organization, which, through training programmes, advocacy, financial empowerment and healthcare, helps to build a system of justice attached to human rights for incarcerated people, where sexual orientation and gender identity are not the cause of violence and discrimination. Their main activities are: (a) visiting seven penitentiaries (one per week) in Mexico City, as well as some of the metropolitan areas in other states of the republic in order to provide care, tools and knowledge in various fields (health, entrepreneurship, and human rights, amongst others) to incarcerated trans people, (b) participating in focus groups, conferences, in-person meetings and virtual meetings with the purpose of carrying out advocacy in favor of imprisoned trans people, as well as for trans people who are not incarcerated, (c) executing collaborative agreements with institutes, businesses and organizations in civil society in benefit of imprisoned trans people, creating conditions that aid their social reinsertion to regain their freedom, and (d) publishing life stories of trans people deprived of liberty to inform and raise awareness about their situation in the prison context.

Anonymous (East Asia)
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.

Anonymous (Russia)
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.

Anonymous (Russia)
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.

Anonymous (Russia)
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.

Anonymous (South Asia)
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.

Anonymous (Southeast Asia)
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.

Archivo de la Memoria Trans Argentina (Argentina)
The Archivo de la Memoria Trans Argentina (AMT)’s mission is to compile and rescue a documentary archive on the life stories of the Argentine trans community. Their objectives are related to  the rescue (research), assessment, conservation (diagnosis and detection of physical or chemical deterioration), preservation (analogous and digital), documentation (cataloging), access and dissemination of funds and documentary collections (curatorial projects, print and online publications). Their main activities are: (a) federalization of AMT, which will begin to provide training in 4 provinces (Neuquén, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe and Córdoba) and will expand to 10 provinces, (b) incorporation of trans masculinities, (c) cataloging and digital preservation to increase the collection from 10,000 to 20,000 pieces, (d) provision of access to the archive by uploading all content to their website, (e) creation of audiovisual content and photographic exhibitions in relevant cultural spaces (f) training colleagues from provinces to continue with the federalization process, (g) compilation of data on transfeminicides and social trasvesticides, and (h) preparation of a manual on the processes of creating a trans remembrance archive.

Asociación Silueta X – (Centro Psico Trans Ecuador) (Ecuador)
Asociación Silueta X – (Centro Psico Trans Ecuador) was formed in 2010. Their mission is to fight for health, education, and labor rights, as well as justice for the Ecuadorian trans population. Their main activities are: (a) maintaining the Psych Trans Center, (b) opposing torture or conversion clinics while providing alternatives, (c) promoting the mental health of trans folks for the adequate development of their gender identity, (d) providing general therapies for trans folks and specific therapies for post-traumatic stress during COVID-19, (e) providing orientation on hormone therapies, (f) continuing the registration of trans murders and the Runa Sipiy report (murders in Quichua), (g) creating food packages for trans folks and feeding while providing actualized information, (h) maintaining the first soup kitchen for the trans community, (i) continuing to promote the growth of the National Trans Revolution Platform, and (j) continuing to provide brief refuge to trans folks.

Black Transmen, Inc (US)
Black Transmen, Inc. was formed in 2017. Their mission is to ensure that transgender men are acknowledged and provided equal access and protection under the law, thereby enabling them to contribute towards a productive society. Their main activities are: (a) expanding the work of empowerment programs and continuing their Mentoring Program, (b) providing additional health and wellness services such as group yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions, (c) retaining a therapist or counselor that is specifically vetted to handle issues of racial and gender discrimination, trauma and suicide ideation, (d) implementing leadership training for trans masculine POC to develop greater community capacity and mobilize trans men to tackle issues of racial and gender justice in health, housing, and employment as relevant to the trans masculine subcommunity, and (e) providing legal counsel for assistance with name change clinics and end of life decisions.

Butterfly (Barbados)
Butterfly was formed in 2017. They advocate for legislative changes to protect the transgender community and bring awareness to transgender activists doing the work locally, regionally, and internationally to help break the barriers with the knowledge gained, and then using those resources in the country. Their main activities are: (a) conducting a focus group to gather data with regards to the transgender & gender diverse community, (b) organizing a seminar to present to stakeholders and interested parties with the evidence from focus groups, (c) creating and implementing Transgender & Gender Diverse Curriculum, and (d) training incoming classes of the psychiatry clerkship.

Casa de las Muñecas Tiresias, A.C (Mexico)
Casa de las Muñecas Tiresias (CAHPB) was formed in 2018. Their mission is to have an impact on the lives of trans women who experience different degrees of vulnerability. The main activities are: (a) purchasing and supply of consumables for CAHPB (food, cleaning and maintenance supplies, office supplies, etc.), (b) cleaning and maintenance of the building, (c) covering administrative and operational tasks of CAHPB, (d) monitoring CAHPB’s addiction control and care program, (e) supporting the social reintegration program and CAHPB’s economic autonomy, (f) hiring and evaluating workshop facilitators, (g) supporting and referring to different external health services, including HIV-AIDS, and follow-up on the antiretroviral treatment of users, and (h) coordinating the transversal education program, following-up and evaluating results, psychopedagogical support, documentation, financial and narrative reports, planning and logistics of cultural and recreational outings.

Dynamic Initiative for Health & Human Rights (DIHHR) (Nigeria)
Dynamic Initiative for Health & Human Rights (DIHHR) (Nigeria) was formed in 2013. Their mission is to promote respect for the rights of every human being irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and that includes their health and wellbeing. Their main activities are: (a) providing vocational training to 46 unemployed transgender and intersex individuals, (b) training beneficiaries on freedom empowerment like career skills, business and entrepreneurial development, counselling and mentoring, (c) providing internship opportunities for 8 transgender/intersex people, (d) creating and documenting trans and intersex stories using media (visual) arts, (e) creating a safe house, and (f) hosting events to promote visibility.

Fearless Human Rights NGO (Armenia)
Fearless Human Rights NGO was formed in 2020. They work on changing negative attitudes about trans people in Armenian society by implementing awareness raising activities through non-formal education, advocacy on social media and visibility campaigns. In order to support the strengthening of the trans and the broader LGBQ community in Armenia, Fearless also provides legal, social and psychological support to transgender people, trans sex workers, as well as queer, gay, lesbian, MSM and gender non-binary people in order to ensure their rights and wellbeing are protected. Their main activities are: (a) conducting seminars in medical institutions to raise awareness with medical students, doctors, nurses and other relevant hospital and medical staff in public and private institutions, (b) conducting seminars geared toward the trans community in order to train them on self-defence and security, (c) conducting seminars geared towards raising awareness on transphobiatargeting the broader LGBTQ community, with a focus highlighting the isolation of trans people from the larger LGB community, (d) providing a support group to trans people, including sex workers, and (e) hosting a community retreat with trans people who have suffered losses due to the recent war in Nagorno Karabagh. 

Fundación Féminas Latinas (Chile)
Fundación Féminas Latinas was formed in 2015. Their mission is promoting participation, advocacy, security, monitoring and oversight of advocacy in public and state policy. Their main activities are: (a) training and empowerment of peers to address neglect and social discrimination, (b) engaging in political advocacy, (c) providing referrals and possibility of access to peers to social protection systems and basic services for a better quality of life, (d) working in connection with other local organizations with the purpose of forming alliances and working together to achieve change in the current social structure and achieve an equitable society where all members are healthy, and (e) creating a Political Trans School that offers advocacy and political development trainings that provide tools and knowledge to their communities. 

Fundación GAAT – Grupo de Acción y Apoyo a personas Trans (Colombia)
Fundación GAAT – Grupo de Acción y Apoyo a personas Trans was founded in Colombia in 2008. They are a community-based social organization that defends, promotes and makes visible the rights and full citizenship of trans people, their families and support networks to  achieve political impact and social and cultural transformations. Their main activities are: promoting individual and collective wellbeing through weekly support groups; defend and promote rights through legal support, observation of violence and human rights, and provide urgent services for transgender people who are victims of violence and rights violations; promote sociocultural transformations through pedagogical and communicative actions; report discriminatory acts; and promote the political agenda of the trans social movement with state and international entities. They also carry out labor inclusion actions for people with trans life experiences and they have a line of work for trans migrants.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa (New Zealand / Aotearoa)
Gender Minorities Aotearoa was formed in 2014. They operate at a policy and legislation level, community level, and individual level, to assist trans people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds in accessing food, housing, health care, education, employment, identification documents, supportive social environments, justice, goods and services, sport and recreation, safety, freedom from violence including sexual violence, and well being in other areas. Their activities are: (a) engaging in outreach such as peer support, health system navigation, assistance to access identity documents, assistance to access social welfare, free binder program for people without income, free lawyer advice by phone or email, support accessing housing, etc., (b) advocating for policy and legislative change such as working with Government organizations to improve access to identity documents, prison health teams to improve access to healthcare in prisons, human rights groups and women’s groups to stop discrimination, researchers to build evidence base, police to improve their behavior toward trans people, district health boards and other healthcare organisations to improve access to healthcare, etc., and (c) advocating to change laws pertaining to many of those areas.

Hombres Trans Panamá (Panamá)
Hombres Trans Panama was formed in 2016. Since then, they worked to achieve a Panama that is inclusive of trans people in all areas, that applies policies with a gender perspective, where human rights are respected and the organization is politically, socially and financially sustainable. Their main activities are: Support of complaints in cases of discrimination to access justice, accompaniment in the process of legal name change,  the Trans Solidarity Network to support the trans population nationwide for emergency support, mental health program with individual sessions and support groups for trans people in Panama and the region, a Labor Insertion Program to support trans people in Panama and in the region who, due to discrimination, often can’t access job opportunities, provide workshops to companies and public institutions, health centers and universities in order to create more safe spaces, less school dropouts and more health centers and hospitals where sensitive and quality care is offered, support to strengthen community development with English courses, support to entrepreneurs of the trans community, among others. Hombre Trans Panama is a guide for all trans and non-binary people, we also train leaders to continue working for our population.

HumantoHuman (Russia)
The Initiative Group “Human-to-Human” is working to raise capacity of the community and improve the quality of life of transgender people in Russia by means of advocacy in the medical sphere, finding allies and trans activists to engage them in the trans movement, maintaining physical and mental health, improving social adaptation, conducting research, transmitting latest knowledge to the transgender community and specialists working with trans individuals. Their main activities are: (a) providing consultations of trans people with psychologists, psychiatrists and sexologists, (b) providing consultations of trans people with social workers (peer-to-peer consultants), (c) offering social accompaniment for trans people when visiting mental health specialists, and (d) hosting a support group for trans people in severe mental health conditions.

Initiative Group ‘SkY’ (Tajikistan)
Initiative Group ‘SkY’ was formed in 2017. Their mission is the promotion of equal rights for the LGBT community by means of advocacy at national and international levels and providing medical, legal and psychological services.

Jinsiangu (Kenya)
Jinsiangu was formed in 2012. Their mission is to ensure that the lives and wellbeing of ITGNC (intersex, trans, gender non-conforming) persons are enhanced through the establishment of safe spaces, through advocacy and research, through the provision of information, health services, and psycho-social support, and by fostering opportunities for holistic empowerment. Their main activities involve: (a) development of a National Transgender Health Strategy, (b) integrating transgender HIV/AIDS and SRHR health services within public health facilities, (c) scaling up and cascading a psycho-social support programme across the country, (e) supporting legal name change for 10 members, (f) hosting stakeholder and dialogue meetings with various duty bearers such as police, chiefs and teachers, (g) delivering sensitization trainings to healthcare providers, law enforcement and religious leaders, (h) designing visibility and awareness campaigns to mark key dates such as World AIDS Day, Intersex Day of Solidarity and International Transgender Day of remembrance, etc., (i) providing professional short course trainings for staff, (j) establishing and running a farming practice to provide members with a means of livelihood and food security, and (k) establishing a temporary shelter for members in case of security emergency or destitution (they have purchased a piece of land in the outskirts of Nairobi, and this project including construction is underway).

kolekTIRV (Croatia)
kolekTIRV was formed in 2012. Their mission is to work on the promotion and protection of human rights of trans, intersex and gender variant (TIGV) persons; deconstructing cisnormativity, the gender binary, patriarchy and heteronormativity; achieving full equality of persons of all genders, gender identities and gender expressions. Their main activities are: (a) providing peer support to their community, with the addition of free psychological support, (b) organizing a series of online Trans Talks (2-3 panels during this period) on topics that are of interest to the community and to share with the general public, (c) organizing multiple online visibility events (e.g. Trans Visibility Week, Non-Binary and Genderqueer Week and intersex Week) and in-person events (e.g. 5-day long TRANSummer Camp and  Transposium), (d) continuing advocacy work on improving the LGR procedure and trans-specific healthcare

LGBT Center (Mongolia)
The LGBT Center was formed in Mongolia in 2009. Their mission is to build capacity of all relevant actors and institutions, both public and private, to facilitate substantive enjoyment of human rights by all members of the LGBTQI+ community in Mongolia through sensitisation, information sharing, curriculum development, training provision, building networks and communities of practice and through promotion of corporate social responsibility where relevant, to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC). Their main activities are: (a) continuing work through the core programs, (b) developing a volunteer program as a core program and creating a position for a full time volunteer coordinator, (c) enhancing transformative change and developmental approach in existing work, (d) organizing annual events (e.g. 9th Equality and Pride Days, IDAHOTB Art exhibition, etc.), (e) providing trainings to various stakeholders, and advocating at the national, regional and international level, (f) offering internships, and (g) advocating for Trans Healthcare Standard, implementation of gender-marker law, anti-discrimination law, monitoring and evaluating recommendations obtained from UN treaty bodies and the UPR.

LighT (Central Asia)
LighT was formed in 2015. Their mission is to ensure security for the transgender community and consolidation and strengthening of the community. Their main activities are: (a) researching the needs of trans people during the Covid and post-Covid period using qualitative methods, (b) delivering trainings on raising awareness on SOGI and intersectionality, (c) observing significant dates (e.g. Transgender Day of Remembrance, Trans Visibility Day, Day Against AIDS, etc.), (d) developing a website/platform to create an online space for communication among trans people, which will also feature an online sales platform where trans people can sell handicrafts and find a job (including freelance), and (e) delivering professional master classes (e.g. financial literacy, brand promotion, successful blogging, media literacy, handicraft, etc.).

Movimiento Trans Rural (Venezuela)
Movimiento Trans Rural was formed in 2011. Their mission is to promote the human rights of trans people by working with family members, institutions, and communities, through social and educational strategies, and psychological, spiritual, and psychosocial accompaniment that allows the organization, alliance, and networking of trans citizens. Their main activities are: (a) Georeferencing and census of the trans population in peri-urban and rural territories of the states of Guarico, Anzoategui, and Sucre in Venezuela, (b) training activities in human rights and peace culture, (c) cultural activities in rural localities, and (d) advocacy activities directed towards local authorities to create the Autonomous Institute for Sexual Diversity and the ordinances against discrimination towards the LBGTIQ+ community.

Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED) (Malaysia)
Pertubuhan Pembangunan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED) was formed in 2014. Their mission is to empower people who are socially excluded in Malaysia by providing access to a safe space, supporting sustainable livelihoods, facilitating access to healthcare services and linking people to resources to improve quality of life. Their main activities are: (a) conducting workshops for transgender people in other states on different issues (e.g. SOGIE, Law and Transgender, Civil & Syariah), (b) mentoring identified groups in different states in setting up trans-led community-based organizations, (c) engaging in advocacy and sensitizing stakeholders on a wide range of issues (legal gender recognition, discrimination, conversion therapy, etc.), (d) opening a platform of discussion by engaging and sensitizing health providers in other state on the Practical Guidelines for Trans-Specific Health Care in Malaysia, (e) consulting with Malaysian human rights lawyers on identifying legal arguments to challenge the civil and syariah court on cases pertaining to transgender persons, and (f) conducting a workshop on developing SEED’s new Strategic Plan for the next 5 years.

Pink Life LGBTI+ Solidarity Association (Turkey)
Pink Life LGBTI+ Solidarity Association was formed in 2006. The general aim of Pink Life is to increase visibility and raise awareness with regards to severe and systematic rights violations experienced by trans people and sex workers due to their sexual orientation and gender identity, and to advocate and influence decision makers. Their main activities include: (a) reporting, monitoring and following the human rights violations against the trans community in Turkey, (b) providing psychosocial, psychological, legal and peer consultancy and support towards LGBTI+ community, (c) creating spaces for LGBTI+ community to share their experiences and empower them, (d) creating content for LGBTI+ on social media platforms, (e) providing clothes, shoes, makeup etc. for LGBTI+s in need and LGBTI+ prison inmates through Dilek İnce Clothing Bank, and (e) organizing annual events for TDoR and International Sex Workers Day.

Pioneer Filipino Transgender Men Movement (Philippines)
Pioneer Filipino Transgender Men Movement (PFTM) was formed in 2011. Their mission is to strengthen the Filipino transgender men community, to promote positive visibility, and contribute to the societal progress. Their main activities for this fiscal year are: (a) delivering 12 trans men SOGIESC Sessions and Legal Literacy Workshops with partner NGOs, (b) providing quarterly group medical consultations for transgender health, (c) delivering 3 virtual holistic workshops (art, hobbies, yoga, wellbeing), (d) mapping out a network of trans-supportive doctors, psychologists and medical professionals in the country, and (e) establishing their By-laws, Standard Operating Manuals and Policies, and learning modules – with the goal of making their movement more sustainable. In the next fiscal years, they will be (f) completing government registration of PFTM, (g) Conducting trans men baseline population count, and (h) holding the first PFTM Member’s General Assembly. 

QUEER ASSOCIATION – TEMIDA (Georgia)
QUEER Association TEMIDA was formed in 2015. Their mission is to strengthen the trans community and overcome transphobia in Georgian society. Their main activities are: (a) engaging in social support and advocacy to provide shelterand food to the most vulnerable parts of the community, (b) advocating to establish trans-specific health services and raise awareness about depathologization, (c) conducting more than 10 trainings for doctors and nurses working in primary healthcare, as well as specialist clinics, and (d) hosting a national trans conference on TDoV.

RARICANow (Canada)
RARICANow was formed in 2017. Their mission is to coordinate, collaborate and build a social justice movement amongst transgender refugees at the local, provincial, national and international level to enhance the collective capacity to advocate for LGBIQ+ refugees rights and access to basic services.  They promote equal rights, awareness, education, advocacy, and access to culturally relevant support services for transgender refugees.  Their main activities are: (a) hosting a solidarity online rally against LGBTIQ+ rights violation, (b) hosting numerous events (e.g. vigil celebration, Stonewall International Conference, annual International Stonewall Awards and talent show), (c) creating medical anatomic charts to distribute to various healthcare facilities, hospitals and other medical places to include and represent trans bodies, (d) creating and publishing the Stonewall Magazine, that will include the works of different Black trans queer artists, activists and advocates, and (e) applying the use of interactive adult learning methods including the use of Alternative Language Channels which is the use of ceremonies, rituals, storytelling, dancing,  poetry,  role plays, metaphor and music in the training conducted. 

Refugee Trans Initiative (Kenya)
Refugee Trans Initiative was formed in 2017. Their mission is to empower trans refugees and asylum seekers to boost their self-pride, livelihood and safety. Their main activities are: (a) conducting a survey with transgender refugees, (b) supporting transgender refugees with personality disorders with essential counseling and guidance services, behavior therapy and socialization, (c) providing skills development training to transgender refugees to enable them to start income generating activities on their own or to become gainfully employed (e) delivering entrepreneurship development training (e.g. book keeping and accounting, knowledge of market and some basic skills etc.), and (f) delivering sensitization training to departments and officers that are involved in providing different services to trans refugees.

Resilient (Bangladesh)
Resilient was formed in 2019. Their mission is to ensure the rights of transgender people in every sphere of life through empowerment. Their main activities are: (a) conducting an Annual Planning Meeting for developing strategy for the next 5 years, (b) training peer support volunteers among transgender people (c) hosting a coming out monologue session featuring experiences and coming out stories of transgender people, (d) organizing safety and security training for members, (e) organizing monthly online and offline hangouts with transgender people across the country, (f) hosting a movie festival on community issues, (g) facilitating a consultation meeting on advocacy with other community organizations and allies, and (h) building an organizational website.

Rise Initiative for Women’s Right Advocacy -RiWA (Sudan)
Rise Initiative for Women’s Right Advocacy -RiWA was formed in 2018. Their mission is to promote and protect the health, economic, political and social rights of trans, Intersex and LBQ Women in South Sudan. Their main activities are: (a) delivering capacity building training to 40 young trans leaders with a focus on strengthening their advocacy and leadership abilities to build allies across ethnicities for civic participation and build resilience to advance their rights, as well as put an end to stigma and gender-based violence in the communities; and (b) hosting community dialogues and engagement with 40 members, which will focus on the community perception of gender roles in cultural settings and the impact of harmful cultural practices against trans people in society and how to fight to end stigma and discrimination. 

SOLIDARITY COALITION (Burkina Faso)
Solidarity Coalition was formed in 2020 as the merger of four identity-based associations in Burkina Faso (Transgender Burkina in Bobo Dioulasso, Human Health Burkina in Koudougou, Reference Burkina and Harmony Burkina in Ouagadougou) which aims to support trans community groups through the mobilization of resources and concerted efforts around personal development, improving individual well-being and changing perspectives through information, awareness-raising and training. Their mission is to promote the well-being of trans people, fight against discrimination and violence based on gender identity and/or expression and also fight against the spread of STIs among transgender people. Their main activities are: (a) supporting the trans community through micro finance, initiation into trades, participation/training scholarships, (b) offering legal assistance and psychological support, (c) providing capacity building on digital and informational security, (d) hosting activities such as activist holiday camp, cultural and sports activities, awareness-raising and screening campaign, (d) engaging in community research and documentation, and (e) institutional strengthening through resource mobilization and administrative management and leadership training.

T*Revers (Russia)
T*Revers was formed in 2015. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for trans people in Southern Russia, improve the level of socialization, reduce transphobia in the society and internalized transphobia in the trans community, by means of informing the society and the community on trans issues, and capacity-building of the community to defend trans rights. Their main activities are: (a) organizing monthly support groups in Krasnodar and Rostov to mobilize community, (b) increasing legal literacy and engaging trans people in activities organized for and together with the community, (c) conducting educational events on human rights, (d) working with medical specialists and ensure the continuance of a state-run medical commission in Krasnodar which issues documents for legal gender recognition, and (e) hosting a trans camp with 20 individuals.

The Fruit Basket (TFB) (South Africa)
The Fruit Basket was formed in 2016. Their mission is to create an enabling environment in which transgender migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from the African continent living in South Africa can flourish and fulfill their potential. They seek to spotlight the struggles facing transgender migrants, to educate and uplift those most vulnerable and to advocate for their rights, while building a strong and viable movement. They do this by working in partnership with other transgender organizations/networks and making sure that issues of migration and mobility remain on the agenda. Their main activities are: (a) expanding their existing workshop program to new locations which will allow them to build a national network of transgender migrants and thus better advocate for their rights, (b) organizing skills-acquisition training for members so as to help them access the job market, (c) partnering with the African LGBTQI+ Migration Research Network to conduct interviews with those joining the community workshop and skills-development to inform a research report that highlights the plight of transgender migrants, and (d) establishing a new office.

Tia Nguvu Pamoja (TIA Burundi) (Burundi)
TIA Burundi was formed in 2016. Their mission is to build and address the daily challenges that sexual minorities face and to support inclusion in order to establish national agendas and an inclusive and equitable leadership forum in law and duty so that sexual minorities live without discrimination in Burundian society. Their main activities are: (a) Provide psychological assistance for marginalized people, (b) facilitate social integration for marginalized people, (c) economically reintegrate victims of gender-based violence and contribute to their self-promotion, (d) capacity building in remote areas through in place of a secure meeting space, and (e) support for the community in economic and social reintegration.

Trans Dynamics (La Dynamique Trans ) (Morocco)
Trans Dynamics was formed in 2018. Their mission is to mobilize transgender, non-binary, and gender-non-conforming people in Morocco in leading their own struggle against all forms of violence and structural oppression based on gender identity and gender expression. Their main activities are: (a) conducting the first large-scale study on the human rights situation of transgender and gender diverse people in Morocco, (b) managing operations, services, and activities at “Lmajmaa”, the first community space and emergency shelter exclusively by and for trans, non-binary, and GNC people in Morocco, (c) ramping up awareness campaigns and knowledge production by growing their social media audience and increasing online engagement with their community,  (d) continuing to build alliances within the Moroccan and Maghrebi queer movements, and carrying out joint advocacy activities within the Civil Council for the Fight Against All Forms of Discrimination.

Transgender Education Network of Texas (US)
Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) was formed in 2011. Their work is conducted through a racial justice lens and focuses on galvanizing the power of transgender people. TENT educates thousands of people across Texas every year including groups within school districts, local government, businesses small and large, medical providers, medical students, and candidates running for office. Their main activities are: (a) training people through the TransSafe training program to create affirming space for trans people across Texas, (b) operating a helpline for trans people in Austin to be connected to resources that are trans competent and welcoming to the trans community, and (c) creating resources on how to access a free name/gender change clinic, affordable healthcare, what shelters are friendly to trans people, local groups that can offer emotional support to them, resources for food insecurity, etc.

Transgender Equality Uganda (Uganda)
Transgender Equality Uganda (TEU) was formed in 2012. Their mission is to create a Ugandan society that understands and accepts different gender expressions and works to promote human rights, economic empowerment and equal access to health services for trans women and transgender sex workers. Their main activities are: (a) promoting organizational governance (e.g. facilitating Board governance meetings, holding a staff and board retreat for program performance reflection and holding an AGM), (b) supporting the expansion and delivery of endocrine services, (c) purchasing and providing gender affirming health care services for trans women in Uganda, (d) holding a wellness and mental health camp for trans women (TEU members), (e) strengthening the t-queens group to promote mental health wellness and advocacy on rights of trans women in communities, and (f) providing support to staff (e.g. salaries, laptops)

TransGeneration (Ukraine)
Trans*Generation was formed in 2018. Their mission is to build a society free of discrimination, stigma and violence, where gender variance and uniqueness will be valued. Their main activities are: (a) improving safety and socialization of the community by development and maintenance of a comfortable and safe space where participants can make friends, share experiences, learn skills and knowledge and get psychological support, (b) expanding activities in the regions, establishment of a volunteer network, (c) educating service providers (doctors, lawyers, psychologists, etc.), (d) working with state authorities, (e) participating in public actions, forums, festivals, Prides, Queer Forum, conferences, trans marches, etc., (f) participating in the regional advocacy project Trans Map, and (g) supporting trans communities through peer-to-peer consultations and a camp against burnout.

Transitar (Paraguay)
Transitar was formed in 2017. Their activism breaks away from the pre-established colonialism because they look for tools that work for their context instead of importing speeches and reproducing media activism that does not fit their reality. Their main activities are: (a) launch the first cultural and political training center for trans people in Paraguay, creating a space specializing in issues and challenges faced by trans people in their context, focusing on finding alternative solutions and ways to advocate to occupy decision-making spaces, (b) inviting other trans people from different regions of the country for training workshops, and (c) creating the first community space for trans activities in the center of Asunción, providing a space for talks, workshops, events and meetings.

TransMissão: Associação Trans e Não-Binária (Portugal)
TransMissão: Associação Trans e Não-Binária was formed in 2017. Their priorities in the next years are to create a strong community, to ensure the depathologization of legal gender recognition for minors and of gender affirming surgery and treatments for all, to guarantee the highest standard of health, to ensure sex workers rights and to widen asylum rights. Their main activities are: (a) providing community-building and peer-support, including online peer support groups, workshops on trans and non-binary health, gender affirming make-up workshops and clothes swaps, administrative support for rights (e.g. gender affirming surgery, HRT and legal gender recognition) and creation of a solidarity network for incarcerated trans and non-binary people, (b) hosting support events (e.g. Natal Trans, Trans Youth Camp and the Trans and Non-Binary National Forum) and awareness raising events (TDoV, TDoR), (c) engaging in advocacy for the implementation of the new health plan for trans and intersex people, for the access of demedicalized legal gender recognition for minors and for reducing the waiting time for gender affirming surgery, (d) conducting a survey for trans and non-binary migrants, especially from Brazil, and (e) conducting internal trainings by specialized organizations on queer youth, sex workers, and migrants’ rights, and Trans and Non-Binary Activism Bootcamp.

TRANSmoras Studio (Brazil)
Ateliê TRANSmoras, “TRANSmoras Studio” was formed in 2013. Their mission is to welcome and form trans leaders, artists, activists, cultural agents and entrepreneurs, for the autonomy of their bodies and lives through the production of conscious fashion, made of wasted textile and clothes. They use a critical decolonial perspective to fully access citizenship denied by the Brazilian state. They understand that the fashion and business field is a dispute field, in which misogyny, racism, fatphobia and other oppressions are reaffirmed, a genocidal process to workers, the environment and society. The strategies of sustainable clothes production and income generation for transgender people is how they integrate and create a network that engages in structural change. Currently, their main activities are: (a) trainings in cutting, sewing and business (b) deepening the relationship of the network through continuous learning, such as workshops, talks and events, (c) expanding the network of mentors, (d) diversifying sources of revenue, (d) run volunteer programs (e) improving their management in communication, social networks, support and fundraising, (f) participating in an international level platform with collective production in fashion, (g) beginning in the formalization process, as an Association, similar to NGO, according to Brazilian laws.

Trans Pride Toronto, Transitioning Together (Canada)
Trans Pride Toronto, Transitioning Together was formed in 2004. Their mission is to improve the lives of trans/2Spirit, BIPOC and nonbinary identities, to remove barriers to housing and employment, and advocate for better laws and policies for these populations. Their main activities are: (a) providing a bi-weekly support group for Black trans women, (b) creating a peer-led program to address community-wide issues impacting non-binary, trans and 2Spirit communities including the current housing/shelter crisis, addictions and overdose deaths in community circles, (c) creating drumming and empowerment exercises that address the unique forms of racism and violence 2Spirit communities in the downtown east experience, (d) hiring 2 peer outreach workers for street outreach to Indigenous, Black African, Caribbean trans communities experiencing homelessness and in the sex industry, and (d) hiring 1 program coordinator to oversee the workplan.

Transvanilla Transgender Association (Hungary)
achieve social, legal and medical change to improve the situation of TGN people’s everyday life. From a grassroots group, Transvanilla became a community-based advocacy organization. Serving those marginalized is their approach and this is reflected in strategies and activities. Their main activities are: (a) delivering community empowerment activities that will focus on supporting fighting systemic oppression and transphobic policies, (b) providing support  through peer-to-peer counselling, psycho social support, psychological support and legal advice, (c) maintaining and growing the peer mentor network, (d) advocating to repeal article 33 banning legal gender recognition and to create awareness on the human right violations trans people face when accessing trans specific health care, (e) engaging with international mechanisms of the UN, the European Union and the Council of Europe, (f) raising awareness with health care professionals on trans health issues, and (g) continuing the visible trans program which will run social media campaigns and raise awareness on the structural discrimination trans people face in society.

TransWave Jamaica (Jamaica)
TransWave Jamaica was formed in 2015. Their mission is to promote change which results in the social inclusivity, recognition of rights, and legal protection of the transgender and gender non-conforming community. Their main activities are: (a) hosting the annual planning retreat to decide and plan the activities for each year, (b) working on the development of an advocacy plan for the implementation of the Trans, Transgender & Gender Non-conforming National Health Strategy for Jamaica, (c) developing draft model gender recognition legislation, (d) initiating campaigns throughout the year specifically around TDOR and TDOV, (e) hosting a trans health and wellness conference which will be used for the health needs of the trans community, (f) continuing one-on-one psycho-social support groups to provide a space for the trans community to take care of their mental health needs, as well as offering support groups which will provide a safe space for the community to meet and unload, (g) delivering sensitization sessions with members of the key government stakeholders such as health care workers and police, and (h) hosting the gender freedom fashion show which is another space for the community to come and express and be themselves.

Tranz Network Uganda (TNU) (Uganda)
Tranz Network Uganda was formed in 2014. Their mission is to enable coordination and collaboration among trans and gender diverse organizations and enhance their capacity to collectively advocate for fundamental rights and access to social services. Their main activities are: (a) convening quarterly meetings for transgender organizations to plan, strategize, reflect and confront their challenges as a united force, (b) enhancing the institutional capacity of 4 transgender member organizations for quality and impactful service delivery, (c) developing media campaigns against stigma and discrimination for transgender people to promote public awareness, (d) holding dialogue meetings with community local leaders and duty bearers, (d) training healthcare service providers on the rights and fundamental freedoms of trans persons, (f) strengthening the governance and management of network member organizations, (g) holding dialogue meetings with community leaders on the prevention of HIV transmission and providing HIV counselling and testing for transgender people in Wakiso and Kampala districts of Uganda, and (h) training network staff and board members in leadership, management and project planning skills. 

Unity for Change (Nepal)
Unity for Change (U4C) was formed in 2020. They work for the welfare of LBTIQ individuals and aim to educate and empower LBT Youth and to establish human rights of LGBTIQ people in Nepal. Their main activities are: (a) strengthening capacity through a leadership training for trans men and a health worker orientation on trans specific health issue, (b) conducting advocacy and awareness raising, through trans discussion, community-based research, creation of a documentary film, engagement with media and government officials, and (c) hosting 5 events to mark trans-related days (e.g. TDoV, TDoR, etc.) through creative initiatives such as a trans flash mob, art competition, social media campaign, trans storytelling, Trans male football competition, demonstration, etc.

VPride (Vanuatu)
VPride was formed in 2007. Their mission is to mobilize, empower and advocate for people’s human rights to express and to live, safely and peacefully, with their sexual orientation and gender identity. Their main activities are: (a) ongoing work to promote access to and transformation of health, education, and justice systems, (b) conducting policy advocacy for the recognition of transgender and SOGIE rights in Vanuatu, focusing on anti-discrimination and harassment training programs around transgender issues to health workers, police, educators, and disaster preparation and response workers, (c) conducting direct outreach to communities and security professionals to promote safety and security for trans people, (d) supporting economic empowerment for trans people, including direct employment and the establishment of a VPride fashion house, building on the success of the fashions shows for the past 2 years, and (e) participating in ongoing policy and action forums with government and CSOs.


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