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Region Trans Archives

Welcome to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Trans Archives! We are pleased to introduce the first and only open-access database dedicated to transgender rights in the MENA region.


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Research Unit

Our Research Program is dedicated to promoting social justice and empowering marginalized communities in the MENA region.

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Media Unit

We are committed to using media as a catalyst for societal transformation and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.

Tunis Court of First Instance: Gender Identity Disorder is Not A Valid Reason for Legal Gender Recognition

In a recent judgement dated April 24th, 2023, the Tunis Court of First Instance declined to grant legal gender recognition to a transgender man, asserting that there was insufficient evidence of a biological medical condition and dismissing gender identity disorder as a mental illness that does not fulfil the criteria for legal gender recognition.

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Cairo 52

Cairo 52 Legal Research Institute, the inaugural regional legal institute with a distinctive emphasis on the matters concerning sexual and bodily liberties of marginalized communities.

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To establish a society that possesses a comprehensive understanding of its fundamental, sexual, and bodily human rights.



To effectively communicate legal information clearly and promote human rights and body autonomy, provide legal assistance to marginalized individuals, and create a platform to amplify silenced voices.


Your contribution will help the institute go further empowering people in need of the institute’s services and productions.