Agrupacion de Mujeres Trans y Culturales-AMTC
AMTC’s mission is to be an organizing space for those women and young transgender women in Nicaragua who decide to take part in feminist discourses and expressions. The group is committed to the construction of new thoughts and practices that give us encouragement to build a present and a hopeful future for all trans and cultural women.
AMTC is a self-organized collective of trans women and young cultural women of Managua founded in 2011, after their common decision to participate and promote feminism and its distinct expressions, and which are deeply committed to construct new societal thoughts and actions in order to build a brighter future for all women. It was formed as a result of suggestions from within the group on March 8. It began as a space with mixed groups (Trans, women and men); From there, AMTC began as a gathering of fellow trans and women activists who decided to form a group, with the understanding that only through organizing together they could develop processes that would help the transgender girls and young women of their neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are poor, access to education, formal jobs and comprehensive health are very limited. This is even more so for diverse populations like trans people. The group meets often at its members’ homes to talk about their personal, collective and activist contexts, which they want to build on. They have defined 2 main target populations: Young trans girls and young women from 6 neighborhoods of Managua.
“That the trans women of impoverished neighborhoods recognize their citizenship for us has been one of our greatest achievements,” the group says who are happy to see trans women exercise political life and from different forms of activism, i.e. through the arts.