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Since inception in 2013, Dynamic Initiative for Healthcare & Human Rights has worked tirelessly to advance the rights of transgenders, intersex persons and non-conforming individuals in Nigeria.
In 2015, we organized a workshop to run for 2 years called the Community Development for Human Right (CDHR) which was solely focused on equipping the trans, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals within Nigeria on their fundamental human rights. This project fund was solely gotten from the Mac-Arthur Foundation via Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights (GISHR) now Synergia Initiative for Human Rights (SIHR). Over the years, THRIN organised another workshop which was a take off from the first one done on CDHR, this time we included sexual minority women into the project especially mothers and we were educating trans, intersex and gender non conforming individuals on their fundamental human rights and took it to the next stage to train paralegals from this group. The theme of this project is Community Paralegal Service Programmes (CPSP), this need came upon the realisation that the participants were eager to learn more about their fundamental human rights. This fund was and is gotten from Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and it was renewed. This project commenced since 2017 and it is still ongoing.
In 2018, DIHHR is organized a workshop also on mental health titled “Community Development on Mental Health” with funds gotten from the International Trans Fund (ITF)-2nd cycle, this would focus on the mental and psychosocial wellbeing of the trans, intersex and non conforming individuals as many individuals within the community are going through mental health issues such as depression, bipolars etc, these would be addressed when organising. DIHHR has successfully done panel sessions with The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS), USAID, PEPFAR in Nigeria, all of which have helped to broaden our reach and impact.
Capacity building is also a key strategy THRIN employs to advance the rights of trans/intersex persons. THRIN has trained close to 200 persons on health relationship counseling and advocacy has provided technical support to transgenders/intersex and non-conformed persons.