ITF at HRFN Conference in Georgia

Viviane Simakawa, a Program Officer for the International Trans Fund, co-hosted two notable sessions during the Human Rights Funders Network Conference from April 24 to 26, 2024, in Tbilisi, Georgia. On April 25th, she facilitated a Lightning Talk titled “Trans Rights and the Power of Movement Resourcing,” emphasizing the role of funding in promoting queer liberation and movement building. Additionally, Viviane led a session on “The Power and Responsibility of Being Allies to Trans Individuals, Organizations, and Movements.” This session aimed to enhance funders’ and allies’ understanding of effective support for trans activism by discussing successes, challenges, and strategic grantmaking practices. Furthermore, the ITF contributed to the Open Gallery, which highlighted the transformative impact of trans-led organizations through media.

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