Refugee Trans Initiative
Refugee Trans Initiative 2021
Regnbågsfonden is supporting the trans community in Kenya by contributing financially to a safe house for transgender refugees.
About the Initiative
Refugee Trans Initiative is a transgender led organization in Kenya that aims at improving the needs and rights of transgender refugees through advocacy and shelter that houses transgender rights defenders at risks. The shelter acts as a home for transgender refugees who flee persecution and those who have been subjects to trans- phobic attacks within their community.
Refugee Trans Initiatives has been able to start up a community safehouse that not only provides shelter and resources for transgender refugees but also seek to protect transgender refugees against physical and sexual violence, extortion by authorities and private citizens (including blackmail), forced eviction, domestic and intimate partner violence, and psychological violence including discrimination, harassment, and threats.