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Jacquline Munezero

Jacquline Munezero

Transgender Intersex in Action (TIA), Tanzania Community Empowerment Foundation (TACEF)

Jacquline Munezero is the Executive Director of Transgender Intersex in Action (T.I.A) and Steering Committee member of the Tanzania Community Empowerment Foundation (TACEF) and EATHAN, an organization that militates for transgender, intersex and sex worker rights, and transgender people living with HIV/AIDS in Burundi. He is an activist who works on the fight against all forms of discrimination, stigma, and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity towards transgender and intersex people.


In 2015, Burundi entered into a period of political violence and civil unrest when President Pierre Nkurunziza refused to step down and continued with elections that many saw as fraudulent. This led to mass human rights violations as the government targeted anyone considered to be opposition. Since then, human rights defenders have been subjected to threats, violence, arbitrary detention, assassination attempts and enforced disappearances.