Tashnuva Anan first Bangladeshi to be elected to ILGA World board
Tashnuva Anan, the first transgender news anchor in Bangladesh, was elected as a board member of ILGA World at its conference in the US this year.
ILGA World is a global federation of over 1,700 organisations from more than 160 countries and territories that advocate for the human rights of sexual and gender minorities.
Tashnuva was elected as the chair of the transgender steering committee in the ILGA World board election, where organisations from around the world supported her candidacy.
Two of her counterparts were prominent Argentine and British activists.
The Executive Board is the primary governing body of ILGA World. Typically, representatives are elected during world conferences.
Inclusive Bangladesh, where she serves as executive director, nominated and supported Tashnuva.
As a graduate of public health, Tashnuva has spent many years advocating for the SRHR of SOGIESC people in South Asia, with the advancement of SOGIESC people's human rights constituting the core of her advocacy work.