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Guyana CRG-SI Country Report document

Civil Society transition and sustainability assessment of trans communities in the HIV response in Guyana.

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Guyana Trans United (GTU) was founded on 14 January 2012 in recognition of the need for more trans-specific organizations in Guyana. Several founding members had been involved in other LGBTIQ organizations and human rights work and were eager to engage greater numbers of their colleagues in such work as well as to take on greater leadership roles within their own communities. GTU promotes greater equity and human rights for all. GTU serves as a strong advocate for human rights and standing up against police abuse and violence. The mission of GTU is to empower trans Guyanese to advocate for their human rights and to participate as citizens in all decisions which may affect their lives. GTU’s main goals are to improve the quality of life of Guyanese Trans and to ensure that their rights are recognized and upheld in all domains. GTU is a member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund in Guyana. To date, GTU has not qualified to be a sub-recipient nor sub- subrecipient of the Global Fund. GTU has received small pockets of funds (max US$500) to conduct consultations with the trans community in preparation for concept notes and work plans for trans-specific activities of the Global Fund.

This 2-day workshop took place from 30 April-1 May 2018 in Georgetown, Guyana, with 15 trans activists.