We are happy to be one of the recipients of a grant from the Human Rights Funds from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affiars with our storytelling and impact programme for trans activists. The programme runs from October 2019 -December 2021 and aims to promote the social acceptance of transgender people. Organisations and individual activists who deal with the rights of transgender people can participate.
In every country, transgender people have their own struggles. In the documentary m/f/x by filmmaker Koen Suidgeest we meet a transgender woman in Honduras, a transgender man in Vietnam and a transgender non-binary person in the Netherlands. Through their touching personal stories, filmed up close, the film changes in a positive movement towards openness, inclusiveness, dignity and recognition.
The workshops focus on using the film m/f/x to train activists to promote social acceptance of people who are transgender and train the participants in storytelling and impact strategies. The participants will get the tools to set up their own programs in their work area/community that will result in greater social acceptance of transgender people.
Update March 2021
We have completed our workshops in five countries in Central America: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and in South-East Asia in Vietnam. Due to the Covid pandemic we could only work physcially in Guatemala and Costa Rica. The workshops in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras took place online and in Vietnam we managed to find a hybrid formulia. Grateful for all those involved who made it possible to work together under these difficult circumstances.