Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO with the financial support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) has launched a project: “Advancing Equality for Young LGBTIQ People in Armenia by Promoting their Civic Participation and Advocating for their Rights” which is aimed at promoting civic participation and social inclusion of young LGBTIQ people in Armenia through awareness raising and advocacy.

Within the framework of the project, we are announcing the admission of participants to “The Voice of Change” youth academy. The 20 TRANS LGBIQ selected participants within the 7-day academy will have the opportunity to:

  • gain knowledge on human rights and fundamental freedoms, prevention mechanisms of human rights violation cases, leadership and activism, advocacy and campaigning skills, writing and submitting project proposals;
  • receive individual consultations from experts on the funding opportunities of developed projects;
  • exchange experiences and ideas with other members of the community;
  • organize campaigns in all the regions of Armenia and provide peer-to-peer education entitled #LGBTIQPeerPower.

Through non-formal education, group discussions, practical exercises and counseling, the project aims to encourage the personal growth and civic engagement of 20 young TRANS LGBIQ people.

The project is open to TRANS LGBIQ people aged 18 to 30 who are living in Yerevan and in all the regions of Armenia, who are ready to provide peer-to-peer education, get involved in NGO work, and start their own human rights initiatives.

Deadline for applications: August 5, 2021

Venue: Only selected participants will be notified

Dates: August 8-14, 2021

Frequency of the meetings: 8 hours a day

To apply for the project participation, please fill out this application form till August 5, 2021.

The competition for the participation of the Academy consists of 2 rounds. Participants who successfully pass the first round based on their application will be invited for an online interview, and then the selection results will be notified.


Travel expenses, accommodation and all the expenses related to catering are covered by the Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO.

*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.

With Regards,

Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO


Contact us:

Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO

Tel.: (+374) 11 880770

Email: rightsidengo@gmail.com  

Working hours: 12:00-18:00

Website: http://rightsidengo.com/



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