Empowering the transgender community to facilitate access to justice in Armenia

23-02-2021
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

A new EU-funded project has begun in Armenia aimed at empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice.

The six-month project runs from February to July and is implemented by the RighT Side Human Rights Defender NGO. It will train young representatives of the Transgender community on self-protection mechanisms to tackle hate speech, hate crimes and discrimination, equip them with advocacy and campaigning skills for human rights and equality, and establish a dialogue and alliances between the 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 public understanding about Transgender issues by increasing visibility of the community and breaking stereotypes about them.

This project is one of the five civil society projects supported by a regional anti-discrimination project in Armenia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, aimed at combating discrimination, favouring inclusion of groups at risk of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes, and raising awareness among vulnerable communities and the general public about redress to discrimination.

The activity is implemented in the framework of the regional project ‘Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in the Eastern Partnership’, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe as part of the Partnership for Good Governance.

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