ILGA WORLD TRANS STEERING COMMITTEE
Call for submissions
Revisiting histories: Remembering pioneers in trans human rights advocacy
The sphere of trans human rights advocacy remains one that receives lesser levels of funding and support in comparison with other human rights priorities. Rights defenders work under high levels of difficulty, caused by multiple forms of systemic discrimination. Despite these challenges, trans rights defenders continue to engage in life-saving work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our communities.
The photo of a person at a march holding a sign with the Trans Pride flag, reading "Trans rights are human rights"
Text reads: "Call for submissions - Revisiting histories: Remembering pioneers in trans human rights advocacy. Deadline: 31 March 2022, 11pm CET".
The logo of the ILGA World Trans Steering Committee sits in the bottom left of the image
An exhibition to honour trans leaders and pioneers
Marking the 2022 ILGA World Conference, we will be hosting an exhibition that remembers and honours pioneers, past and present, in the area of global trans human rights advocacy. This will be an opportunity to zoom in on the continuing struggles our communities face, and to celebrate our progress and resilience. You are warmly invited to submit proposals of leading rights defenders who you believe ought to be featured in this exhibition. The exhibition will be primarily made available online, with the objective of ensuring that it is made accessible to a broad global audience.
When making submissions, we invite you to particularly focus on:
- how the work of a rights defender has made significant changes in the trans human rights landscape in their country/world region
- the systemic challenges that your nominee has had to face in developing their trans rights advocacy work
- the importance of the legacy of your nominee to the sphere of trans rights advocacy in your country/world region
Please note the following rules surrounding submissions:
- Only trans competent and trans-led human rights organisations/collectives/associations are allowed to make submissions to the exhibition
- Each organisation may make one submission
- The submitting organisation is requested to submit a maximum of three high-resolution photographs of the person they are nominating