Status:Ongoing Thematic area:Sexual orientation and gender identity Country:Armenia Year approved:2020
Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO
- Name of organisation / initiative supported: Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO
- Start date: 1 July 2020
- End date: 30 June 2021
The only trans-led organisation in the South Caucasus, Right Side is raising public awareness of transgender issues. Thanks to EED’s support, they have managed to maintain a safe space for the community, did advocacy work for equal rights and provided legal and psychological support to more than 370 beneficiaries. They also use strategic litigation to adopt trans-inclusive legislation: they have succeeded in making changes in the field of legal name changes for transgender people and contributed to a recently-adopted law criminalizing hate speech in Armenia.