General information

Right Side is a community based, democratic, human rights defender NGO, founded in January 2016 by trans activists in Armenia. It is the first and only NGO, run by and for trans people and sex workers in Armenia and in the South Caucasus region. Right Side works on national level and in Nagorno Karabakh Republic, which is conflicted area between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Our Mission

Ensure well-being, protection and equality of trans community and sex workers in Armenia by achieving social-cultural and legal changes through cooperation with state bodies, civil society and with international organisations.

Our External Vision

Inclusive society which respects gender diversity, where trans people and sex workers are equal and live safely, healthy and equally participate in all aspects of life without any discrimination.

Our Internal vision

Visible, sustainable, reliable and respected organisation, which professionally addresses and solves problems of sex workers and trans community in Armenia.

Values

  • Acceptance of diversity
  • Transparency and democracy
  • Respect for and recognition of human rights
  • Solidarity with other groups
  • Professional approach to the work

“Right Side” currently works in 3 strategic directions

  • Human rights lobby and advocacy
  • Community mobilization, safety, health and well-being
  • Public awareness raising and social-cultural changes

“Right Side” Human Rights defender NGO is member of TGEU, ILGA-Europe, EKHN, IGLYO and Trans* Coalition in the post-Soviet Space and ICRSE.

Right Side NGO General Assembly is the main decision-making body and the political meeting of trans community members and has the following authorities:

  • Including new members and suspending memberships
  • Electing Board,
  • Financial Control Committee and the President
  • Defining the organization’s strategic directions
  • Approving annual financial and narrative reports etc.

The Board is composed of five activists, including 2 trans women, 2 trans men, and one non-binary women, who governs the organization. In addition, 3 of board members are sex workers

The President (currently is a trans women) and based on the statutes manages the organization’s projects and the secretariat.

Financial Control Committee is composed of three members that supervise the NGO’s annual financial budgets, cash flow, bank accounts, financial transactions, contracts and registered material values.

Our Structure 

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