Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO organised “Human Rights in Touch with Tomorrow” training course in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia by involving 20 young Transgender people from Armenia, on the topic of access to justice for the transgender community.
The training course created a safe platform where young Transgender community representatives could learn more about self-protection mechanisms from hate speech, hate crimes and discrimination.
As a result of the training course, the participants are better equipped with advocacy and campaigning skills for human rights and equality, on establishing better dialogue and alliances between the Transgender community and NGO representatives to combat discrimination more effectively through joint cooperation and active civic participation.
The training course will be followed by 4 activities, such as:
- One-month lasting activity that involves the participants of the TC, who plan visiting 10 regions of Armenia for awareness rising on hate speech, hate crime and discrimination faced by transgender people.
- “Community and activism” one-day meeting with the 16 transgender people from different NGOs working in the field.
- “My Rights Matter Too” social video advertisement on the International Transgender Day of Visibility on the 31 March.
- “What is transgender” 200 copies of a booklet on gender identity in the Armenian language will be developed and distributed among transphobic people.
According to the data available and personal reporting, the Transgender community faces marginalization in Armenia and is often exposed to discrimination, hate speech and hate crime.
The “Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO considers that this project is a step forward for increasing the well-being, harmonious and secure life of Transgender people and for contributing to the strengthening of democracy and equality in Armenia.