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THRIVE Consortium Overview

The THRIVE Consortium comprises four regional and global organizations dedicated to promoting the human rights of trans people: EATHAN, GATE, TGEU, and UCTrans.

  • Published
  • 1 February 2024
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The Consortium’s primary goal is to strengthen the connections among trans rights groups worldwide and develop a more cohesive international trans movement. This movement aims to counter anti-rights agendas, ensure that trans people enjoy a high quality of life, and enhance their access to human rights.

The Consortium members employ a variety of strategies, including research, advocacy, capacity building, communications, and movement building, to improve the health, rights, and well-being of trans, gender diverse, and intersex individuals. Our work spans multiple regions, including the Caribbean, East Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Consortium members


EATHAN is a network of trans* diverse activists and organizations in East Africa. They have 24 members of activist representatives and organizations based in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Their mission is to equip and enable East African trans* diverse individuals and institutions to organize and advocate for the improvement of their health, the recognition of their gender, and the protection of their human rights, utilizing research and documentation, particularly on health and HIV, and by enhancing their livelihoods through capacity strengthening and empowerment.

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GATE is an international advocacy organization working towards justice and equality for trans, gender diverse, and intersex communities. Rooted in its movements, GATE works collaboratively with strategic partners at the global level to provide knowledge, resources, and access to UN mechanisms and bodies. GATE envisions a world free from human rights violations based on gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics. Its strategy is to transform the landscape of global advocacy, knowledge creation, and resource distribution through critical inclusion of trans, gender diverse, and intersex movements at all levels of political, legal, and socio-economic processes.

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TGEU is a member-based organization created in 2005. Since then, TGEU has continued to grow and establish itself as a leading voice for the trans community in Europe and Central Asia, with 200 member organizations in 48 different countries. TGEU strives to represent the diverse needs of members within human rights mechanisms, build the capacity and skills of members to meet the needs of local communities and build a more resilient and connected trans movement. 

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UCTrans is the first regional Caribbean trans initiative and seeks to promote the protection and recognition of the human rights of trans persons in the region. UCTrans envisions a network that highlights issues experienced by all trans persons and wishes to ensure that trans-masculine and non-binary persons are represented. They work in conjunction with their communities and local government to champion the human rights protection and healthcare needs of trans persons, as well as to provide support in leadership, governance, and strategic guidance to the local transgender movements in the region, including those in The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Dominican Republic, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Haiti.