Our Team

International Members

Jihan Imago

Public Relation and Belgium Coordinator of Trans United Europe

is a Trans BPOC activist and contemporary artist. He works at both levels, supporting trans BPOC in various vulnerable situations (homelessness, undocumented, isolated, mental health, addiction) and parallel through Belgian and European NGOs and institutions. He started activism at the age of 19 as a radical feminist in the early 2000 in Paris, then was involved in the international queer anarchist movement for years. He worked on social role model deconstruction and slowly specified on trans activism. For the past decade he used to work with trans, BPOC and migrant women associations, European and African LGBTQIA+ organizations, mental health center, asylum seekers, immigration services, art and cultural platforms. In 2018, he co-founded a Queer and Trans BPOC association in Brussels called Rainbow Nation, and in 2019 he joined the board of Trans United Nederlands and became Belgium coordinator of Trans United Europe. His main focuses are to help people in danger, who face injustice, create resources and build bridges with the institutional world.

Contact: jihan@transunitedeurope.eu

Photo by Mikael Owunna – #LimitlessAfricans

Olave Nduwanje

Board and EU Policy Maker

Burundi-born Nduwanje identifies as a non-binary trans femme (pronouns: she/her/hers). Se is a published author, legal scholar, activist (anti-racism, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-capitalism, disability rights, anti-ecocide, etc.). She has provided literary contributions to the following titles: Zwart-Afro-Europese literatuur uit de Lage Landen(2018), De Goede Immigrant (2020) and Being Imposed Upon (2020). You can find her on Instagram (@Nduwanje), Twitter (@OlaveTalks) and Youtube (@OlaveTalks). She has been based in Brussels since 2019. Olave is with Trans United Europe as EU union policy and lobbyist. She is as well a driving force behind our upcoming project #leavenoonebehind granted by ILGA Europe.

Contact: olave@transunitedeurope.eu

Sabrina Sanchez

Board member and Iberic peninsula contact.

has a BA in Communication from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, being the first trans person to graduate from said faculty, migrated to Europe, currently living in Barcelona. Sabrina is an active sex worker across various European cities, is co-founder of the Trade Union Organization of Sex Workers (OTRAS), holds the position of co-Convenor of the Board of the International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and is part of the delegation of the International Womens ‘Health Coalition in the process of the United Nations Beijing + 25 platform. Sabrina has become a referent in the transfeminist movement in Spain and has collaborated on several books such as “Tierra de Nadie” (Nobody’s Land) about the relationship between the Catalan independence process and feminism, “Prostitución contextos fronterizos y corporalidad” and “(h)amor 6_Trans”.

Contact: sabrina@transunitedeurope.eu