About Us

EATHAN – East Africa Trans Health & Advocacy Network was formed in July 2016 after being conceptualized a year earlier at the 5th Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference in June 2015. EATHAN was formed to fill the gap of regional trans health advocacy work in East Africa, to provide an East African voice for the trans movement in the region and most importantly to provide necessary support to East African trans individuals and organisations in terms of capacity building, income generating solutions as well as HIV/AIDS and STI access and research.
Our mission is to equip and enable East African trans* diverse individuals and institutions, to organise and advocate for the improvement of their health, the recognition of their gender, and the protection of their human rights; utilising informed research and documentation, particularly on health and HIV, and by enhancing their livelihoods through capacity strengthening and empowerment.
We envision a world where all trans* humans live their lives free from stigma and discrimination.
Ours is a collective of trans* individuals and organisations in East Africa.