Tuisina Ymania Brown

Tuisina Ymania Brown is a trans fa'afafine woman of colour from Samoa and is a survivor of child rape, institutionalised discrimination, spousal gender-based violence and abuse, racial profiling, and anti-trans violence and persecution throughout her life.

 She is a public speaker, an intellectual property attorney, and a working mum to two adopted sons. She has over 20 years of volunteer experience in international NGOs, and has affiliations with Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (International Advisory Board member), Global Interfaith Network on Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (former Co-Chair), Samoa Fa’afafine Association (former Technical Advisor), and Copenhagen2021 (International Advisory Board). She currently heads the International Trans Fund (co-Chair) and ILGA World (co-Secretary-General).

organisation: Pacific Human Rights Initiative (Samoa)