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.
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.
“Right Side” currently works in 3 strategic directions
“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:
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.