Recently, the organization REDLACTRANS (Latin American and Caribbean Transgender Network) was recognized for their tireless advocacy for the human rights of transgendered people across the region, accepting the Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary Service. The Spanish description of the award is available here.
Founded in 2004, REDLACTRANS has grown to cover 18 countries. Their mobilization efforts have ranged from providing local health services to transgender communities to lobbying governments at the international level and more.
The video below (in Spanish) features REDLACTRANS’ regional coordinator Marcela Romero, as she describes their efforts to meet the needs of transgendered people in Latin America. She also says, "This award belongs to the entire transgender community. We are working for an inclusive Latin America and Caribbean that offers equal rights for a better quality of life.”
MADRE works with REDTRANS, a local Nicaraguan group affiliated with the larger regional network. With REDTRANS, we have helped provide health consultation and human rights trainings, and we have worked to build an outreach team to serve the transgender community in two major areas. Read more about it here.
(Don't forget that Silvia Martinez, a leader with REDTRANS, will be visiting us next week, and she'll be able to take your questions!)