With the financial support of the Global Fund for Women, a training was held with the participation of young Trans and LGBIQ people in the community safe space of the Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO, the core of which was the capacity building to identify corruption and fight against it. The training was conducted by Lilit Martirosyan, the founder, and president of Right Side NGO.

Corruption is a challenge that many societies face, and Armenia is no exception. Through active discussions, the participants tried to discover what possible corruption risks exist in Armenia, whether the situation has positive or negative dynamics, what are the main vulnerable spots and what legislative reforms can be suggested to eliminate them. The training focused on various aspects of corruption, including how to detect corruption, the negative impact of corruption on society, and the importance of transparency and accountability. It was discussed separately what corruption risks the members of vulnerable groups face, particularly Trans and LGBIQ people, and how it is possible to create support mechanisms for them in the current conditions. The participants were introduced to various tools and methods of preventing and fighting corruption, considering the anti-corruption strategy of Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO as an example.

Right Side NGO gives great importance to the construction of a society based on trust, honesty, integrity, and responsibility, excluding corruption, and this meeting was another step on the way to face new challenges and continue the organization’s activities effectively.

November 1, 2023 Armenia, Yerevan

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