Mitch Yusof [Malaysia]
Mitch Yusof has over 20 years of social service volunteer experience and 9 years of social service working experience in HIV prevention, care & support with trans communities. In 2014, he co-founded SEED, the first trans-led community based non-profit organization in Malaysia. Working closely with the transgender community in addressing their issues, needs and concerns by providing capacity and skills building and information, advocate on the diverse spectrum under the transgender community and increasing awareness of challenges faced by the communities.
Under his tenure as Executive Director, SEED won the Human Rights Award 2016 in recognition of the community’s dedication and perseverance in the fight for Human Rights and Justice – awarded by SUARAM, an NGO established to monitor and advocate for the respect of human rights in Malaysia.