Chair of Trans Steering Committee
Elected at ILGA World Conference, Long Beach, May 2022
Tashnuva Anan (she/her) is a young transgender human rights activist and theatre worker from Bangladesh. She became the first transgender news anchor in Bangladesh, shattering the glass barrier of gender discrimination and paving the way for other transgender individuals to pursue other mainstream occupations. She is the only Bangladeshi to hold a position on the ILGA World board.
As a graduate of public health, Tashnuva has spent many years advocating for the SRHR of SOGIESC people in South Asia, with the advancement of SOGIESC people's human rights constituting the core of her advocacy work. She has worked with numerous human rights and SOGIESC organisations for more than ten years. Tashnuva currently serves as the executive director of Inclusive Bangladesh, a trans-led youth LGBTIQ+ organisation with activities in Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.