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  • Status: Closed
  • Thematic area: Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Country: Armenia
  • Year approved:2020

Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO

  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO
  • Start date: 1 July 2020
  • End date: 30 June 2021

Initiative summary:

The only trans-led organisation in the South Caucasus, Right Side is raising public awareness of transgender issues. Thanks to EED’s support, they have managed to maintain a safe space for the community, did advocacy work for equal rights and provided legal and psychological support to more than 370 beneficiaries. They also use strategic litigation to adopt trans-inclusive legislation: they have succeeded in making changes in the field of legal name changes for transgender people and contributed to a recently-adopted law criminalizing hate speech in Armenia.

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