The ITF is thrilled to support 54 trans-led organizations in 44 countries. These groups represent a diverse range of activists working towards their unique goals and objectives. The grant funding allows groups to expand their impact and make a difference in their communities in various ways. ITF’s success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our grantee partners. You can learn more about the groups below.
Africa and West Asia
Trans Dynamics (Morocco)
Trans Dynamics was formed in 2018. Their goal 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 to: (a) engage in research and human rights advocacy, (b) support knowledge production and education, (c) promote trans empowerment and community building, (d) engage in alliance building and networking, and (e) support internal organizational growth and reinforcement.
Alive Malawi (Malawi)
Alive Malawi was formed in 2009. Their mission is to give a voice and support to all LGBTI persons so that they can enjoy all fundamental rights and dignity as human beings. Their main activities are to: (a) strengthen the Alive Secretariat and Board so that Alive is able to effectively deliver on its mandate, (b) strengthen and support the nascent movements in Malawi so they are able to build and also support intersectional work, (c) continue to engage other CSOs to utilize their Movement Guidebook and support them through their expertise in movement building, and (d) share with other stakeholders lessons learned during their first grant.
My True Colour (Tanzania)
My True Colour was formed in 2018. Their mission is to improve health services of transgender people through availing of tools for economic empowerment, networking, health, human rights and spiritual reconciliation. Their main activities are to: (a) hold a mental health training that bring together 15 trans parents and 15 trans children for self-reflection, (b) three-day spiritual training which include 10 trans person and 5 parents to talk about sexual orientation and gender identity by using the Islamic book, (c) host a consultation workshop and open discussion between 15 trained trans parents and 5 trans community members on the purpose of creating safe space for the community to address the challenges that they are facing, (d) hold a dialogue between the 10 parents of LGBTQ trans people trained on LGBTQ trans issues and 10 parents who have children who have just been arrested in recent months by law enforcement because of their sexual orientation and gender identity as a results of the hate speech published and / or announced by government officials, and (e) provide counselling service through the year of the project.
Care & Dignity Foundation (CDF) (Nigeria)
Care & Dignity Foundation (CDF) was formed in 2018. Their mission is to work towards achieving a society where trans persons are heard, understood, respected and their human rights recognized regardless of their sexuality and gender identity. Their main activities are to: (a) launch the media advocacy project “Trans Voices for Change”, (b) continue providing psychosocial and legal support/counselling for trans women who are survivors of human rights violations, (c) continue with grassroots advocacy campaigns and dialogue meetings with community and religious leaders, which are part of the on-going efforts to sensitize members of the communities where they work, and (d) provide safe shelter and welfare support to trans women who are in danger based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Matimba (South Africa)
Matimba was formed in 2019. Their mission is to collaboratively provide emotional and psychological assistance and resources for youth aged 19 and under who identify or are perceived as gender variant and/or trans. Their aim is to share information about the unique needs and experiences of this community with families, allies, educators and service providers to ensure, advocate and promote a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all gender variant youth. Their main activities are to: (a) provide monthly safe spaces for trans and gender diverse children and teenagers, (b) host a peer support group for parents and caregivers, (c) facilitate a support group for teachers and educators, (d) provide individual mental health support sessions for trans and gender diverse children and teenagers that do not have the means to access such spaces, and (e) produce an annual research report on issues impacting its members.
Transigeance Action Feministe (Cameroon)
Transigeance Action Feministe was formed in 2017. Their mission is to promote, protect and advance the human rights of transgender people, particularly those of young trans people, by encouraging leadership, personal, economic and professional development through collaboration, capacity-building and inclusion in all fields but also, to fight against all forms of exclusion, discrimination of any kind (abuse, violence, mistreatment) linked to gender identity and expression. Their main activities are to: (a) provide social support through assistance, education, information, awareness for and by trans people, (b) provide capacity-building for staff and beneficiaries on their human rights, administrative and financial management, and advocacy, (c) sensitize government institutions on trans identities, gender-based violence, and related issues through media messages, (d) engage in capacity-building of staff and beneficiaries on female leadership, resource mobilization, empowerment and self-employment, and (d) host cultural art activity, including drawing, painting, plastic art, singing, music, community fair, etc. in connection with the days dedicated to trans people, especially during trans visibility month.
Egalité Transgenre (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Egalité Transgenre was formed in 2017. Their mission is to campaign for the protection of social justice, human rights education and for the construction of a just, tolerant, inclusive and secure society for the trans community. Their main activities are to: (a) produce awareness materials (leaflets and booklets), (b) educate and sensitize trans people on their rights and how to claim them, and to collect and document cases of violation of their rights, (c) host an advocacy workshop with the police, lawyers, state organizations, religious denominations, the media, civil society organizations for the non-discrimination of trans and access to the service, and (d) engage in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and ensure the functioning of the organization.
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.
Due to safety and security concerns, this group has requested that their name and work not be published.
East, South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Transman Equality and Awareness Movement (Philippines)
Transman Equality and Awareness Movement was formed in 2014. Their mission is to improve the lives of trans people through building awareness of trans issues and offering solutions when possible. Their main activities involve the organization of seminars, lectures, conversations and pushing for policy change at the local and national level, working with a range of partner organizations.
Pioneer Filipino Transgender men Movement (Philippines)
Pioneer Filipino Transgender men Movement was formed in 2011. Their mission is to strengthen Filipino transgender men community, promote positive visibility and recognize those who have thrived in their fields in contribution to societal progress. Their main activities are to: (a) develope research on Lived Experiences of Filipino Transgender men in The Philippines – a community-led pioneer study – that supported the lobbying of the Anti-Discrimination ordinance in Manila City; (b) produce an initial report and PFTM Fact Sheet, submitted to the Commission on Human Rights; (c) lead the technical working group in preparation for the Joint CSO report, a collaboration with LGBTI orgs to engage the 2022 Philippines UPR; (d) hold a 12-day community consultation, workshop and initial data gathering of human rights violations against trans men in Philippines, and (e) provide COVID-19 humanitarian support to 130 trans men, with the help from APTN and ILGA Asia.
Pondok Pesantren Waria Al-Fatah (Indonesia)
Pondok Pesantren Waria Al-Fatah was formed in 2008. Their mission is to educate members of the organization and society about trans women in order to increase public acceptance, and to advocate for the government to give trans women the same rights as other citizens. Their goal is to create conditions for trans women to be safe, prosperous, and recognized as equal to other citizens. Their main activities are to: (a) engage in capacity building through safety and security training, paralegal schools, creative economy training, and other areas such as basic advocacy, (b) develope public support through visits to universities, audiences with religious and community leaders, holding public discussions and workshops, art activities, and audiences with local stakeholders and government, and (c) establish a Waria/transgender Crisis Center (WCC), family support group, safe house, and trans funeral team.
Resilient was formed in 2017. Their mission is to ensure the rights of transgender men in every sphere of life through empowerment. Their main activities are: (a) host an Annual Planning Meeting for developing strategy for the next year, (b) develop career opportunities among transgender men through skill development training, (c) engage in advocacy for legal gender recognition, (d) organize leadership training for members, (e) continue to organize monthly online and offline hangouts with transgender men across the country, (f) host a movie festival on LGBTI issues, (g) facilitate a meeting with healthcare professionals for gender reassignment treatment and develop a clear pathway with guidelines, (h) Continue providing emergency funds (for initial transition treatment support, binders, emergency livelihood support to victims, etc.)
Queer Youth Group (Nepal)
Queer Youth Group was formed in 2018. Their mission is to work to enhance Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) rights in Nepal. Their main activiites are to: (a) create resources on transgender and non-binary people in seven languages (provincial official languages of Nepal), and (b) support the work of filing writ petitions at the Supreme Court of Nepal and Bagmati Province’s high court to advance rights of transgender and non-binary people.
San Julian Pride Advocacy Group Inc. (Philippines)
San Julian Pride Advocacy Group Inc. was formed in 2017. Their mission is to promote unity, mutual support and wellbeing of the LGBTQI people of San Julian and other municipalities of Eastern Samar; and advocate for people of diverse SOGIESC. Their project – Teatro Kalipay – has roots in theatre of the oppressed and theatre for development (TfD). In a rural poor setting like San Julian, Eastern Samar, Philippines (the project site) they will use community theatre as a creative vehicle to (a) deepen theatre members’ understanding of issues that impact their lives, (b) provide a voice to the trans community, (c) sensitize the public about the plight of trans people, and (d) promote dialogue and stimulate change on intersectional issues that are crucial to the trans community, especially in rural areas. These themes include equality and inclusion, discrimination and stigma, SOGIESC, bullying, acceptance, poverty, health (mainly mental health and HIV/AIDS), and disaster management.
Transform South Asia (India)
Transform South Asia was formed in 2020 as an inclusionary collaborative platform to help dismantle and educate about transgender experiences as narrated and reviewed by transgender people. Their mission is to develop a platform that emphasizes the many intersections, issues, and variations within the violence faced by the transgender community. Their main activities are to: (a) develop the web platform (building archives and pages in multiple languages) with community participation, (b) engage in outreach to educators, researchers and institutions, and (c) develop content (pamphlet/zine, game) that is accessible to a larger audience, in terms of media and languages.
(Anonymous) (East Asia)
(Anonymous) (East Asia)
(Anonymous) (East Asia)
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Trans*Generation NGO (Ukraine)
Trans*Generation NGO was formed in 2018. Their mission is build a society free from discrimination, stigma and violence where diversity and uniqueness of gender identities and their expressions are valued. Their main activities are to: (a) maintain the Trans Community Center and organize events for improving socialization and the quality of life for trans people, (b) continue psychological consultations for trans people in Ukraine, (c) rebrand the organization and development to raise visibility and community mobilization, (d) provide psychotherapy for the team to prevent burnout, (e) undertake a needs assessment of the trans community, and (f) develop a mini-guide on psychological self-support and safety for trans people.
Transvanilla Transgender Association (Hungary)
Transvanilla Transgender Association was formed in 2011. Their goal is to empower trans communities to achieve social, legal and medical change. From a grassroots group Transvanilla became an advocacy organization and remained community based. Their main activities are to: (a) provide psychosocial support, psychological support and legal advice, (b) focus on the promotion of legal gender recognition and creating awareness on the human right violations trans people face in the country through engagement with international mechanisms of the UN, the European Union and the Council of Europe, (c) hold an organizational strategic planning weekend to develop organizational goals for the next 3-4 years, (d) host the Trans Forum in Hungary, a two-day forum with international experts and local activists where they can exchange on key issues, such as legal gender recognition, health care, etc., and (e) enhance communications activities.
Institute Transfeminist Initiative TransAkcija (Slovenia)
Institute Transfeminist Initiative TransAkcija was formed in 2014. Their mission is to secure visibility of trans persons and topics, empowering trans persons and contributing to capacity and community building of trans persons, and educating about trans and gender non-conforming persons’ specific needs and human rights within all predominant areas of public and private life. Their main activities are to: (a) provide community support, such as individual counselling and peer-to-peer psycho-social support, (b) host the Trans Awareness Month project, including the annual gathering TransMisija IX, (c) create two resources, including advocacy and lobbying for legal gender recognition and advocacy and lobbying for improvement of trans affirmative healthcare, (d) continue development of key trans and LGBTIQ+ content and information in Slovenia, (e) support staff and volunteers to participate in trainings and conferences, (f) host educational trainings and workshops for trans people, LGBTI community, NGOs, students, and (g) host visibility and awareness raising activities for important occasions such as TDoV, TDoR, Pride, etc.
Kolektiv Talas TIRV (Collective Wave TIGV) (Serbia)
Kolektiv Talas TIRV was formed in 2020. Their mission is to build a strong, organized, empowered and inclusive TIGV community in Serbia, because they strongly believe that only a movement which is rooted in the community can sustainably provide psychological, social, legal, economic and educational support to its members, as well as successfully fight and resist the growing transphobia. Their main activities are to: (a) host “Zapljuskivanje” (“eng. Splashing”) which consists of a series of online educational workshops where they discuss topics that are relevant to the TIGV community, (b) continue to host the event “Tirevenka” which consists of a series of live gatherings of the TIGV community and includes educational as well as empowering components, (c) start the “Talas blog”, a platform with texts written by TIGV persons from Serbia about various topics connected to the community, activism and other aspects of their lives, (d) create a website and to include a trans blog and live chat to provide support, (e) continue and expand visibility campaign, (f) create publications such as “Guidelines for media workers who report on TIGV topics” and “Healthcare of TIGV people in Serbia”, and (g) undertake research on the needs of the TIGV community and publish it.
Association Spectra (Montenegro)
Association Spectra was formed in 2017. Their mission is to fight gender-based violence in Montenegro through building a strong and visible movement, public lobbying, education and actively engaging trans, gender-diverse and intersex persons in creating and implementing politics which ensure equality and respect of differences. Their main activities are to: (a) build empowered trans, gender diverse and intersex (TIGV) community which has the resources to respond to the systemic oppression and violence through organizing self-support group and individual online and in person peer-to-peer support and empowerment activities for TIGV community members (e.g. sports events, body workshops, etc.), (b) empower civic and political, intersectional engagement of TIGV community, through organizing Trans Leadership Wellbeing Camp and leadership workshops and mentoring, (c) advocate for respect of human rights of TIGV persons and inclusion of TIGV human rights in all gender equality agendas and actions, including advocacy on legal gender recognition, access to healthcare, inclusion in gender equality agendas, etc., (d) empower queer art produced by the TIGV community through the creation of a Critical Transfeminist Club, hosting visibility events, artistic workshops, etc., and (f) engage in organizational development, including strategic planning, training on public speaking, etc.
TransCore was formed in 2020. The TransCore initiative group branched off the existing TRANScendent project (under the MozaiQ LGBT Association) as a new trans-led initiative. Their focus is promoting trans media and artists and translating foreign trans content into Romanian, publishing accessible Romanian-language guides and FAQs for medical and administrative transitions and making existing resources more easily accessible and to translate best-practice guides, informed consent sheets, and other trans-related documents. Their main activities are to: (a) continue creation of guides for transition and other issues, (b) continue the intracommunity meetings to collaborate with other health professionals such as psychologists and endocrinologists, (c) create best-practice guide for representation of trans people in Romanian media, and (d) continue to promote trans representation in minority networks.
My Docha (Kazakhstan)
My Docha was formed in 2019. Their mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare services and legal support, prevention and treatment of HIV and STI and protection of sex-workers at the legislative level. Their main activities are to: (a) continue to provide community support to trans sex workers, (b) conduct a series of educational support groups for trans sex-workers on human rights and ways to protect themselves when interacting with the police, (c) deliever four support groups with friendly medical specialists that will cover hormone replacement therapy, prevention and self-diagnostics of HIV and STI, self-defense and legal gender recognition, (d) organize a system of referrals to legal consultations and social accompaniment, and (e) organize training for the team to learn how to document cases and collect data on the situation of trans sex-workers in Kazakhstan.
(Anonymous) (Eastern Europe)
(Anonymous) (Eastern Europe)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Hombres Trans Panamá (Panamá)
Hombres Trans Panamá was formed in 2016. Their mission is based on their desire to live in a Panama that is inclusive of trans people in all areas, that implements policies with a gender perspective, where human rights are respected and the organization is politically, socially, and financially sustainable. Their goals are related to the recognition of gender identity by public institutions of Panama; to the promotion of protocols and public policies with a human rights perspective; to the building of community resilience; and to training of the population with tools to access the labor market. Their main activities are to: (a) carry out awareness and human rights workshops and trainings, with allied organizations or businesses, (b) promote awareness campaigns and safe spaces, (c) articulate psychological accompaniment with an affirmative gender approach, (d) participate in the Network of American Collectives of Trans Men and Dissident Persons of the Female Gender Assigned at Birth (REDCAHT+), and (e) collaborate with trans/lgbtiq+ organizations working at the national level.
Casa Chama (Brazil)
Casa Chama was formed in 2018, and since then has offered tools for survival and resistance, shelter, and community-building networks for transgender and travesti people in São Paulo, Brazil, with national reach through social media. Their mission is to amplify trans voices through their social and political participation, winning their rights to a dignified life and full citizenship. Their main activities are to: (a) solidify the community space to support homeless trans populations and develop education and professional programs, (b)develop an online educational platform for health professionals to improve public health services for trans populations, (c) plan the first national conference about trans health in Brazil, (d) plan and execute fundraisers, benefit events, crowdfunding campaigns aimed at cis allies to raise funds for projects and for advocacy of trans rights in broader society, (d) organize a contemporary art exhibition and an art auction with local partners to raise funds and increase trans visibility in the visual arts, (e) produce the 3rd annual Chama festival and the 2nd Chama em Acão, a landmark performance event for the trans community, (f) support trans entrepreneurship by dedicating a space for the work of trans creatives in fashion/music/art in our HQ, (g) xontinue to create, direct and produce media content for social media, (h) establish a Legal Advisory Board to solidify aspects of legal assistance offered by Casa Chama and its allied network, (i) continue with improving support and contact with individuals assisted by Casa Chama and its networks through our Whatsapp channels, and (j) begin to formulate plans for a shelter for trans men in partnership with allied parliamentarians and recently elected trans politicians.
Asociación Generación Hombres Trans Quinientos Tres de El Salvador (El Salvador)
Asociación Generación Hombres Trans Quinientos Tres de El Salvador was formed in 2014. Their mission is to promote organizing processes and advocacy for the defense of the human rights of the LGTBI community, mainly trans men, in order to achieve favorable conditions for respect, compliance, and recognition of human rights at the national, regional, and global levels. Their main activities are to: (a) organize spaces to raise awareness of health personnel regarding issues related to human rights, sexual diversity, social inclusion, (b) to develop technical guidelines for comprehensive health care for the LGBTI population, (c) work in political advocacy via collaborations with civil society, government actors, and private companies to promote and/or create public policies in favor of the rights of LGBTI people in regards to health, citizen security, and access to decent employment, (d) advocate for comprehensive care for trans men who are victims of discrimination and/or violence, and (e) provide a safe space free of sexism and violence for the healthy development of the mental and physical health of trans people.
Asociación Silueta X – (Centro Psico Trans Ecuador) (Ecuador)
Asociación Silueta X was formed in 2010. Their mission as a non-profit organization is related to the struggle for the rights in health, education, employment and justice of the trans population of Ecuador. Their main activities are to: (a) promote the mental health of trans people for the proper development of their gender identity, (b) provide wide range of support (e.g. therapies for trans people in general and post-traumatic stress in the face of COVID19, Orientation in hormone therapy, food baskets for trans people, etc.), (c) advocacy efforts for the closure of torture or conversion clinics, (d) continue building the extinct National Trans Revolution Platform (Plataforma Nacional Revolución Trans) reinvented as the New Trans Network (Nueva Red Trans) of Ecuador, (e) continue to provide short-term shelter for trans people, (f) continue sensitizing the National Police with an emphasis on trans women, (g) continue to promote Trans Pride Ecuador (https://orgullotrans.com/), as a space of national mobilization during Trans November, month of trans rememberance, and (h) continue documenting murders of trans people through the Runa Sipiy report (murders in Quichua).
Fundación Féminas Latinas (Chile)
Fundación Féminas Latinas was formed in 2015. Their mission is related to the enjoyment of Human and Constitutional Rights by the Community of Migrant Women in Chile, and involves the promotion of the Participation, Defense, Guarantees, Monitoring and Oversight of Rights, to Advocate for Public and State Policies. Their main activities are divided in three areas: (a) Human Rights: for the Recognition, Access to Justice, Reduction of Impunity, Outreach and Information, Social and Political Demands, Denunciation and Visibility of the Human Rights Situation, (b) Sex Work: For the Recognition of the Exercise of Autonomous and Voluntary Sex Work, as a Labor Law, Guaranteeing Access to Benefits provided by the State, and (c) Migrations: For a Migratory Regularization of Trans and Cisgender Women, Migrants in Chile.
Almas Cautivas A.C. (México)
Almas Cautivas A.C. was formed in 2013, envisioning an inclusive justice system that respects the human rights of all persons deprived of their liberty. Their mission involves training, advocacy, economic empowerment and health care programs that help build a prison system that respects the human rights of all persons deprived of their liberty, and where sexual orientation and gender identity are not reasons for violence and discrimination. Their main activities are to: (a) give workshops and conferences on human rights, sexual rights, violence prevention, and job training for LBT women imprisoned in Mexico, (b) participate in advocacy processes for the legal recognition of gender identity in the civil codes of Mexico City, (c) participate in drafting the UN Advanced Standards for the prison system in collaboration with UNODC, federal institutions and state penitentiary systems, (d) maintain alliances with organizations that work in favor of persons deprived of liberty, and associations working for the rights of LGBTI people, and (e) found and leads the regional organization Corpora en Libertad.
Asociación Transgénero Yucatán A.C. , YUCATRANS (México)
YUCATRANS was formed in 2008.. Their mission is to promote trans people’s access to human and civil rights, improve their quality of life and achieve a more just and egalitarian society by fostering an environment of respect and integration of trans people into society and institutions. Their activities are to: (a) work to position trans realities in their state, as part of the Municipal Council against Discrimination against Sexual Diversity, providing training to public servants and conferences for the general public, (b) collaborate with INE (National Electoral Institute) to develop a protocol on the right to vote for trans people, (c) work with psychology and medical professionals who offer low-cost gender-affirming services to trans people, (d) distribute food packages to trans sex workers in the capital, to trans elders, and to trans people in a vulnerable condition in the interior of the state, and (e) develop and monitor agreements with IEAEY (Institute for Adult Education of the State of Yucatan), and the State Program for the Prevention and Control of HIV for access to HIV education and care.
Asociación Transmujer (Colombia)
Asociación Transmujer was formed in 2008, and is an association dedicated to provide guidance on the prevention of STIs-HIV/AIDS, demand of health rights for trans women and cis women who are sex workers, highlighting the vulnerability of women in their work environment to sexually transmitted infections, for which guidance and training in sexual and reproductive health rights are provided. Their main activities are to: (a) provide psychosocial support program for trans women, cis women who are sex workers and diverse populations living with HIV, (b) advise on adherence to antiretroviral treatment, (c) advise trans and cis women on health protection related to STIs-HIV/AIDS, (d) strengthen the processes of community leaders and peers as mentors around HIV/AIDS, (e) contribute to a better quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS through education and job offers, and (f) implement economic strategies to create job offers.
Doble Condena Trans (Venezuela)
Doble Condena Trans was formed in 2018. Their mission is to provide psychosocial or psycholegal support to the trans population deprived or previously deprived of their liberty and their families with the resources to overcome the barriers that hinder their social inclusion or employment, through work methodologies inside and outside prisons and individual, personalized attention. Their main activities are to: (a) provide social and/or legal support for the transfeminine population; (b) report any activity contrary to human rights that is carried out against those in prisons and their families; (c) promote research on issues related to incarceration, transitory prisons, and penitentiaries; (d) promote the La Mejor Ruta campaign, together with national feminist organizations; (e) organize pedagogical actions for Peace and Coexistence; and (f) follow-up of cases documented in various human rights reports regarding LBGTIQ+ populations.
Casa Dulce Seixas (Brazil)
Casa Dulce Seixas was formed in 2006. The organization’s vision is based on affection and shelter, and their mission is to provide dignity to the LGBTQIAP+ community. The organization offers basic rights – such as food, home, heath, etc – through the following activities: (a) organization of a shelter home, where people in social vulnerability can live and find a safe space; (b) provision of food, by meals offered in the shelter house or in donations; (c) assistance to access governmental programs of health and social assistance, in partnership with Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; and (d) conversation meetings with the proposal of informing LGBTQIAP+, specially trans, people about their rights and the collective struggle of the community.
United Caribbean Trans Network (UCTRANS) (Bahamas)
UCTRANS was formed in 2018. Their mission is to build the capacity of trans organizations and those working with trans people regionally, while providing technical support to advance Human Rights, adequate protection of the law, promotion of sexual and reproductive health and general well-being. Their main activities are to: (a) denounce all forms of discrimination and negative cultural attitudes towards gender identity, (b) establish strategic alliances with government, NGOs, institutions and other stakeholders interested in processes to advance the Network, (c) provide oversight to the creation and modification of Gender Identity and Human Rights sensitization and education strategies directed at Trans people and the general public, (d) advance research around trans identities, (e) promote integration, inclusion and increased representation of trans persons in decision-making processes at the national, regional and international levels, (f) advocate for the access to quality and comprehensive healthcare, and (g) make visible the functions of the network in society.
ODASA was formed in 2012. Their mission is to offer alternative communication services and audiovisual production to promote human development, dignity and respect for the rights of people of sexual diversity, inspiring and empowering them to make inclusive social change, by using current and future technological tools. Their main activities are to: (a) produce media pieces with an educational and transformative approach, contributing to eradicating discrimination, stigma and the violation of the human rights of LGBTIQ+ people; (b) provide tools, techniques and knowledge on educational and transformative communication, for producers, directors and communicators, information and public opinion, for transmitting ideas and messages to eradicate exclusion, discrimination, stigmatization and violence against LGBTIQ+ people and community,and (c) consolidate the work, projection, permanence and cooperative management of ODASA, as a leading organization in communication and sexual diversity, providing services and implementing quality and relevant actions.
Trans Este Podemos Avanzar (TEPA) (Dominican Republic)
Trans Este Podemos Avanzar (TEPA) was formed in 2012. Their mission is to strengthen the visibility, capacity-building, alternatives and information for trans community members in the areas where they operate, with the main objective of reducing the incidence of trans people with HIV in the eastern area of the Dominican Republic. Their main activities are to: (a) participate as members of the technical committee for the scoping analysis of the health needs of TRANS people in the country, (b) organize conversations, workshops and trainings on various topics of current interest to the trans population in the East of the country, and (c) collaborate with different clinics and hospitals in the access of trans people to comprehensive care, with civil society organizations.
Transgarte was formed in 2017. Their mission is to raise awareness in various spaces about transphobic violence. Their main activities are to: (a) organize creative writing workshops, and publication of 12 editions of Transgarte magazine; (b) organize a painting workshop with exhibition of works in two public spaces; (c) publish a newspaper with free Sunday circulation in the municipality with relevant information on human rights, sexual and gender diversity, race, migrants, coffee growers, and tourism promoters; (d) create and design of a trans comic; (e) record podcast workshops and podcast episodes; (f) engage in political advocacy in citizen participation spaces to contribute to decision-making that benefits trans people, (g) host English workshops to provide a useful tool that contributes to improving the job skills of trans people, (h) engage in business projects involving merchandise to sustain the organization’s activities, (i) host monthly cinema forums with films, shorts, and documentaries on trans topics and/or produced by trans people, (j) develop a campaign on health issues and trans depathologization in social networks, universities, and institution and (k) promote the trans vote, since 2022 is an electoral year in Colombia.
USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada
Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo (United States)
Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo was formed in 2015. Their mission is to expand the human right to access holistic health care as TransGNB people, ensuring wellbeing and the right to a life free from all types of violence. Their main activities are to: (a) inform, disseminate and defend human rights of TransGNB people through free cultural expression of different gender identities; (b) promote the active participation of TransGNB people and sex workers in spaces, projects, plans and public programs as well as private ones, (c) offer legal, medical, psychosocial support to TransGNB people, with an emphasis on prevention of HIV/AIDs, through the implementation of community programs and educational support that involve various support groups, (d) impact public policy that is focused on eradicating discriminatory and intolerant actions towards TransGNB people, guaranteeing the access to education, health, work, housing, immigration, social assistance, justice and protection.
My Genderation (United Kingdom)
My Genderation was formed in 2013 as a group, and was formally registered in 2017. Originally formed as a film project to celebrate trans lives and trans experiences, the group aims to show trans people in a realistic, authentic way in order to combat stereotypes, myths and misconceptions about trans people and their lives. Their main activities are to: (a) continue to grow online following and outreach on social media such as facebook, Instagram, twitter and tik tok, (b) produce more short films, such as fictional films about trans realities, or video essays delving into different topics related to trans issues, (c) host a Trans Pride Film Night/Festival, (d) conduct trainings and consultations for organisations, workplaces and institutions across the UK, (e) collaborate and engage with more organizations that specifically deal with marginalized trans identities, such as organizations that address intersectional needs and challenges trans people face, and (f) continue to provide trans people, allies and the general public with positive and engaging messages about trans people and their lives
Greek Transgender Support Association (Greece)
Greek Transgender Support Association was formed in 2010. Their mission as the only trans organization in Greece involves acting as a supporter of trans and intersex rights, a role that has been recognized by the state, political parties and the media. The group has a holistic vision to support trans people from rights to services, including the following: (a) participate as a member of the UNHCR Network for the registration of Hate Crimes, a member of the Network of Select Respect Organizations and a member of TGEU; (b) participate as a regular member of National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), in meetings of the National Council against Racism and Intolerance of the Ministry of Justice, and as a member in a Committee for the establishment of a law on legal gender recognition, (c) take an educational role in the Council of Europe and other institutional spaces; and (d) contribute to the drafting of the National Action Plan for LGBTQI + rights.
Man.ish Cave (Netherlands)
Man.ish Cave was formed in 2018, as a peer support and empowerment organization for Black, and People of Colour Transmasculine/Non-binary community and Allies, including persons with a refugee or immigration background. They aim to address issues intersecting with gender freedom, race, feminism, mental, physical and sexual health, and issues related to navigating the Dutch legal systems. Their main activities are to: (a) host 10 activities (such as chill spots, support groups and health and fitness events) in collaboration with local community members, (b) host two team-building retreats for the active members of the Man.ish Cave team, one longer retreat for team members focused on planning, team-building, and strategy, and an Anniversary Party in November to mark their four year anniversary as an organization.
Trans Doe Task Force Inc. (United States)
Trans Doe Task Force Inc. was formed in 2018 as a group, and incorporated as a non-profit in 2021. The group finds and researches cases of LGBTQ+ missing and murdered persons, especially focusing on unidentified individuals who may have been transgender. Their main activities are to: (a) advise and educate the public, media, and forensic professionals; (b) assist law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and forensic anthropologists in assessing cases; (c) network with forensic professionals, particularly at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; (d) strengthen research and data collection networks through lectures and collaborations in academia and law enforcement; (e) support the chosen families of missing trans people, in reporting and searching for a missing person.
St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (United States)
St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline was formed in 2019 as a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to providing spaces and support for queer and trans St. Louisans. Their mission is to strengthen the St. Louis queer and trans community—by providing empathetic listening, connections to trans-affirming resources, and education and advocacy. The main activities are to: (a) provide a Peer Support Helpline Service and publish call data, (b) offer 10-15 customized courses for partner organizations across a range of topicsincluding trans-affirming care, peer counseling, trans mental health, and decolonizing queerness, (c) recruit and train one class of 10-15 queer/trans peer counselors per year, and (d) engage in focused outreach to queer and trans immigrants communities in St. Louis and create a network of queer and trans affirming immigrant resources.
Casa Kuà / V.I.E. (Germany)
Casa Kuà / V.I.E. was formed in 2020. Their vision is to improve the health and lives of the most marginalized trans, non-binary and inter people by focusing on BIPoC, migrants and refugees, and poor folks. Their main activities are to: (a) provide psychological and medical counsellings (and offer them for free or on a donation-basis), (b) offer different alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, phytotherapy) based on donations, (c) offer regular classes (e.g., meditation, yoga, fitness), (d) continue fostering peer-to-peer support groups focussed on intersectional issues and the launch of a new group by and for trans & inter people with experience in the psychiatric system, (e) deliver six workshops in 2022-2023 (trans feminine empowerment, vocal training, effects of hormones/dealing with side effects, surgeries, collective healing, taking care of physical and psychological scars), (f) organize panel talks on trans people/issues and prison, trans and HIV, (g) extend networking with doctors and medical providers, and (h) expand community library (with focus on trans, inter, queer feminist BIPoC authors).
Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAP VA (United States)
Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – TAP VA was formed in 2015, and is an all volunteer, trans-led non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia and provide educational opportunities. Their goal is to offer safe emergency and temporary transitional housing to homeless trans adults in the community, helping them find additional resources to remove barriers to self-sufficiency. In their belief on trans visibility and education within all communities, TAP VA strives to educate groups and organizations around the intersections of issues that marginalize the trans community in Virginia. The group also has other initiatives, such as the Trans Clothes Closet – a free, confidential shopping experience for all trans-identified individuals; the participation in advocacy events and coalitions; and acting as a fiscal sponsor for trans-led organizations.
Rainbow Path Aotearoa New Zealand (Aotearoa / New Zealand)
Rainbow Path Aotearoa New Zealand was formed in 2019 and is led by trans and other Rainbow people with lived experience as asylum seekers and refugees. The group provides peer support and leads advocacy work on the human rights of trans and other Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa, increases allies’ awareness of the issues we face and builds support for changes to laws, policies and practices. Their main activities are to: (a) build a community and network led by and for Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers, with better connections with other organizations in both Rainbow and refugee sectors; (b) advocate for legal gender recognition for trans and intersex refugees and asylum seekers, domestically and internationally; (c) develop a campaign focused on a Bill to introduce a self-identification legal gender recognition process that also covers asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, and (d) participate in international spaces, such as the UN Global Roundtable on Protection and Solutions for LGBTIQ+ People in Forced Displacement.
t.i.c.t.a.c. was formed in 2017. Their mission is to center publicly speaking out against the structural violence suffered at the hands of the hegemonic system, carrying out social and political advocacy in defense of rights and human dignity, which are constantly violated by cis-heteropatriarchy, capitalism and racism. Their main activities are to: (a) engage in direct actions to promote trans rights; (b) develop communications, (c) engage in the publication and production of knowledge and art, (d) create a transfeminist anti-racist decolonial library, (e) create training spaces, (f) provide legal, psychological and economic advice, and (g) support networks, struggle and solidarity alliances.
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