In July 2016, The East Africa Trans Health and Advocacy Network (EATHAN) was formed as a network of trans-diverse activists and organisations in East Africa working to improve the livelihoods of gender-diverse persons in East Africa.

Member organisations represent 25 activist and trans community organisations across Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. EATHAN’s 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. In 2021 EATHAN celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting their first-ever Live Show on the topic of Trans Womanhood.

International Women’s Day 2021 – EATHAN hosts a live show on the topic of trans* womanhood.

Photo: Barbra Wangare, executive director of EATHAN – Photo credit EATHAN