Implemented Projects

From the first day of its establishment Right Side became a trustable partner for many partner organisations and donors.

We overcame number of challenges and were able to implement number of projects dedicated to trans and sex workers rights and health.

  1. Safe Home, Planet Rome Foundation, 6 months, 2017,

Project Home Safe Home, the first safe space for Trans and other community members. The project provided relief from the daily prejudice, threats, harassment, attacks and discrimination the trans community faces. In the safe project offered psychological and legal counseling, as well assistance from social workers. Also, informal educational training sessions were organized, covering a wide range of topics, including sexuality and safe sex. Various clubs offer courses, such as English language for beginners, physical and mental health, career and entrepreneurship development.

  1. Security System for Right Side, Urgent Action Fund For Women’s Human Rights, 6 months, 2017, 

This was technical support to improve security of the community center and establish monitoring cameras

  1. Documentation of hate crime cases against trans people, ILGA Europe, 1 year, 2017,

The project is aimed at enhancing transgender individuals’ human rights protection in Armenia through fact-finding and evidence based advocacy. This project is going to collect first ever data exclusively focused on hate crimes, violence and discrimination faced by transgender community in Armenia, creating a comprehensive and consistent data collection mechanism in Armenian on hate crime cases and incidents documentation.

  1. Our Love is real, photo exhibition about trans rights, Heinrich Böll Foundation through Society without Violence NGO, 3 months, 2017

Photo project “Our Love Is Real”, organized by “Right Side NGO”, tried to convey that transgender, homosexual, androgynous and other non-binary people are not somewhere far away, but nearby, in Armenia. They became the main heroes of the photos in the background of the picturesque regions of Armenia: as the Matenadaran, Republic Square, Complex after Karen Demirchyan the Opera House, the pagan temple of Garni, Grigor Lusavorich Church, Zvartnots Temple and Cascadand other places.

The aim of the project was to show the public that, despite the sexual orientation and gender identity of a person, everyone is equal, and everyone can love each other.

  1. Emergency grant for Human Rights Defenders at risk, Frontline Defenders, 3 months, 2017, 

To improve security system and add additional security measures in the community center.

  1. Security Planning and Policy Development, Urgent Action Fund For Women’s Human Rights, 6 months, 2017, USD 5000

The aim of the project was to organize a security workshop for transgender people, develop guidelines on safety and security and provide legal assistance to our beneficiaries.

  1. Advancing gender equality and human rights protection of transgender people in Armenia, European Endowment for Democracy, 18 months, 2017-2018,

The grant supports Right Side to advance equality for transgender people in Armenia by promoting and establishing income-generating activities in parallel to raising awareness about human rights among the community. As a result, at least 50 trans people will be empowered in knowing their rights and how to defend them; bridges will have been built with selected potential employers and with 15 representatives of the media and of the authorities; broader society will start to have some understanding of trans people and the issues they face.

  1. Improving access of trans community to healthcare and legal services in Armenia, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria trough ECOM, 2017-2018, 6 Months,

This project is designed to assess the needs of trans and especially trans sex workers in the public areas such as health and legal protection, develop a national advocacy and strategic plan for enabling trans inclusive legal environment for trans people to address their needs correctly and tackle discrimination, crime and phobia against them.


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