Rikki Nathanson

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2015 — Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy & Training (TREAT) Founded, Zimbabwe

Founded in 2015 by Rikki Nathanson, The Trans* Research, Education, Advocacy and Training (TREAT) was the first trans-led, and gender-diverse focussed organisation in Zimbabwe. TREAT’s mission is to inform and transform attitudes and address injustice and inequalities faced by the Trans diverse population in Zimbabwe. Background After being arrested under charges such as criminal nuisance …

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Rikki Nathanson

January 2014 — Trans Woman, Rikki Nathanson, Sues Police and Others, Zimbabwe

In January 2014, Rikki Nathanson, a Zimbabwean trans woman and modelling agency director was detained by police* after Farai Mteliso, a Zanu-PF Youth League leader, performed a citizen’s arrest on her. She was arrested for being a ‘criminal nuisance’ because she visited a bar in Bulawayo, dressed as a woman, and allegedly used the bathroom …

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