The Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO announces an open call for participation in Women* Are Diverse. Gender-Inclusive Empowerment Camp. The camp will be implemented with the financial support of the Equality Fund and aims to develop participants’ leadership skills and promote solidarity among them. This camp is a continuation of the Trans camps initiated by the Right Side NGO and this year will be held on the 18-20 of August in the format of the academy.

Who can participate?

Trans, non-binary, women from Yerevan and different regions, their family members, activists, members of the feminist movement, representatives of organizations in the field, supporters, and other interested persons over 18 years old can participate in the camp.

Women* Are Diverse. Gender-Inclusive Empowerment Camp aims to provide leadership skills and empower women in various fields. We believe in creating a safe and inclusive space that encourages personal growth, self-expression, and the development of valuable skills. Through a series of workshops, discussions, and interactive meetings, participants will explore various aspects of leadership and the specifics of human rights protection and form lasting connections. Strengthening solidarity among participants is another important aspect of the camp’s agenda. By fostering mutual respect, understanding, and support, the camp aims to create lasting bonds between participants that will continue to develop after the camp ends. 

During the camp, the following panel discussions are planned: 

1․ Meeting with representatives of embassies

  1. Meeting with representatives of the sex workers’ community
  2. Meeting with parents and family members of LGBTIQ individuals
  3. Meeting with representatives of non-governmental organizations operating in the field. 

At the end of each panel meeting, a discussion will be held, and participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm their questions with the speakers involved and get answers.

The main topics on the agenda of the  Women* Are Diverse. Gender-Inclusive Empowerment Camp are:

  • Strengthening the trans movement in Armenia and the region
  • Strengthening the work of organizations operating in the field for democracy
  • Coping with conflicts in LGBTIQ families
  • Feminism and Transfeminism in Armenia
  • Innovative activist practices
  • Public speaking and effective communication capacity building
  • Boosting self-confidence and self-worth 
  • Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • Leadership and advocacy

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The deadline for application for Women* Are Diverse. Gender-Inclusive Empowerment Camp is July 30. Please note that only selected participants will be notified of the location of the camp.

At the end of the camp, participants will receive a Certificate.

The Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO covers travel expenses, accommodation, and all the expenses related to catering.

*The protection of personal and individual data (name, age, means of communication, place of residence, gender identity, etc.) is ensured by the internal policies of the NGO and RA legislation. These data are intended only to ensure the diversity of participants during the selection process. These data are only subject to internal use in the NGO and will not be provided to third parties. The Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO undertakes to eliminate the above-mentioned data, including from the Internet, within a reasonable timeframe after the end of the event.

Contact us for questions or additional information։

The Right Side human rights defender NGO

Phone: (+374) 11 880770

Email address: rightsidengo@gmail.com 

Working hours: 12:00-19:00

Jul 7, 2023 Armenia, Yerevan

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