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                                                                                                  ABOUT US

 

General Information

“Right Side” is the first and leading trans and sex workers community-based rights defender non-governmental organization for the protection of transgender people and sex workers in the region. The “Right Side” NGO was registered by the State Register of Legal Entities Agency of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia as a human rights defender NGO on January 25, 2016. It carries out its activities based on its bylaws, in the whole territory of the Republic of Armenia, outside the territory of the Republic of Armenia, according to the local legislation of that country. The organization has established cooperative relations with diplomatic missions, UN agencies, CoE, other intergovernmental, non-governmental, international, local organizations and networks.

 

Mission

Create lasting solutions to promote the quality of dignified lives of transgender people and sex workers to prevent violations of human rights and to overcome difficulties.

 

Vision

A harmonious society promoting inclusion of trans people and sex workers in Armenia.

 

Values

  • Acceptance of diversity
  • Transparency and democracy
  • Respect for and recognition of human rights
  • Solidarity with other groups
  • A professional work approach

 

3 Strategic Directions

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

Structure

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

  • Including new members and suspending memberships
  • Electing the 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 woman who govern the organization. In addition, 3 of the Board members are sex workers.

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

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

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