helping Trans folks across WEST AFRICA
WATF is dedicated to helping trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people through community, education, and awareness.
Our mission is to support, empower, and provide access to information to Trans people across West Africa.
Your generous donations help us to continue our program and services and we thank all of our partners and donators.
Whether a short-term event, project, or longer-term commitment, we welcome you to join the effort.
Services & Information
WATF helps with health, education, and employment services, as well as documents for resources.
WAYS TO PROMOTE INCLUSION OF LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE THIS PRIDE MONTH/DES MOYENS DE PROMOUVOIR L’INCLUSION DES PERSONNES LGBTQIA+ PENDANT LE MOIS DES FIERTÉS:
Promoting inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people is an important step towards creating a more accepting and equal society. Here are some ways to promote inclusion during Pride Month: Promouvoir l’inclusion des personnes LGBTQIA+ est une étape importante vers la création d’une société plus tolérante et plus égalitaire. Voici quelques moyens de promouvoir l’inclusion pendant le Mois des…
Update on The Nye Djena Project/Mise à jour du projet Nye Djena
Dear Folks, Here is an important update on the ‘NYE DJENA project.Kindly swipe through the slides to know more about the action points of this project. Thank you.Happy New Week. Chers amis, Voici une mise à jour importante sur le projet ‘NYE DJENA’.Veuillez parcourir les diapositives pour en savoir plus sur les points d’action de…
The West African Trans* Forum was created in July 2017 in Benin with the help of several Trans* leaders from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Liberia. These countries thus grouped together were able to carry out a review of the contextual needs which gave rise to a SWOT analysis, the very first within this community in West Africa.
Even today the community is in crisis, but milestones have already been laid; we went from an invisible community to an official member directory of the forum with commitments and responsibilities. There was a long way from a leadership that always needed consultants to implement most of the actions to expert and dedicated consultants within the committees themselves, there was a long way from organizations that were alone and weak to a strong network united and whose members are increasingly autonomous.