“Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO expanding its work in the field of Transgender rights protection in Armenia has launched a new project which is aimed at empowering and building the capacity of young Transgender people on human rights and fundamental freedoms, protection mechanisms from hate speech, hate crime and discrimination, advocacy and campaigning for the safety and well-being of Transgender people in Armenia. This project is being implemented under the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, and its regional project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership countries” by and for young transgender community in Armenia which is one of the most disadvantaged groups as a gender minority in the country.

Within the framework of this project, we are going to educate Transgender community young representatives on self-protection mechanisms from hate speech, hate crimes and discrimination, equip them with advocacy and campaigning skills for human rights and equality, establish a dialogue and alliances between Transgender community and NGO representatives to combat discrimination more effectively through joint cooperation and active civic participation. The activities are also directed to impact and raise the public understanding about Transgender issues by increasing visibility of the community and breaking the norms and stereotypes about them.

“Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO assures that this project is a step forward for increasing the well-being, harmonious and secure life of Transgender people and for contributing to the strengthening of democracy and equality in Armenia.

Jan 26, 2021 Armenia Yerevam

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