Temida — Review of January, 2024


The queer association Temida is a queer-activist, left-wing trans community organization that organizes, works and fights to create a safe, equal, dignified political, legal, and social environment for trans and queer people.

Here is the overview of Temida for January 2024:

  • On January 20, the queer association Temida hosted non-governmental organizations and representatives of the Office of the Public Defender in order to familiarize and coordinate advocacy issues at the UN Committee on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights. The organization sent important questions to the UN Committee on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights. The document is available on the Temida website.
  • In January, Temida held one two-day training and two online workshops for activists on international human rights protection mechanisms and LGBTQ issues. The purpose of the mentioned training program is to strengthen international advocacy processes to protect the rights of LGBTQ people in Georgia.
  • On January 22, Temida held an information meeting “Sexual and reproductive rights and the importance of their implementation”, which was led by Elene Kaikhosroshvili, a researcher of sexual and reproductive rights. The meeting was intended for members of the trans* community. Within the framework of the meeting, the invited specialist informed the audience about the concept of reproductive justice, as well as the importance of access to sexual and reproductive services and relevant information as a right. The meeting was carried out within the framework of the project “Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Trans* People” funded by the Women’s Fund.

Community Services

In addition, during the month of January, the queer association Temida presented/renewed two important community services:

Within the framework of the Rainbow Refugee project, Temida offers free of charge services to representatives of key populations of HIV infection (trans people, gay and bisexual men) who emigrated to Georgia as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war, as well as conflicts in the region:

  • Consulting on trans-health issues;
  • Gender affirmation hormone therapy (fees for psychiatrist and endocrinologist consultation services, analyses) will be covered;
  • Mental health care (psychologist, psychiatrist);
  • Support service for HIV-positive people, ARV therapy (doctor’s consultation, necessary tests);
  • PrEP and PEP programs;
  • Weekly community meetings.

If you wish to receive the service you should apply to the organization through this link.  The service is made possible with the support of ECOM (Eurasia Coalition for Health, Rights, Gender and Sexuality Diversity).

In addition, during 2024, Temida continues the HIV-infection/AIDS prevention project among trans people. In the month of January, the organization launched an updated T-Pack. Members of the trans community living in Batumi and Tbilisi have the opportunity to subscribe and receive free HIV-infection self-tests, condoms, lubricants and booklets about trans health care at the desired location with the Glovo courier service, and the first 50 subscribers will receive a surprise from the organization. T-Pack can be ordered for free from the website Selftest.ge. The service is provided by L. Sakvarelidze National Center For Disease Control and Public Health.