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The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellowship aims to support trans and gender-diverse human rights defenders (HRDs) from Asia and the Pacific to utilise the international human rights accountability mechanisms, such as UPR and treaty monitoring bodies, to amplify their existing advocacy work around trans rights at national and international levels.

The Fellowship is designed to capacitate trans HRDs on international human rights mechanisms through an online course which will be held between 15 September – 20 October 2020. After the completion of the online course, selected fellows will receive a small grant to implement their advocacy interventions centered around international human rights mechanisms. Fellows will receive guidance and technical support from APTN as they implement their advocacy interventions. The Fellowship will also provide opportunities to learn from peers and to network with advocates working on women’s rights and sexual and reproductive rights. 


You should apply for APTN Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellowship if you:

  • Reside and work in Asia and the Pacific, preferably in Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, PNG, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, and Vietnam
  • Identify as trans or non-binary
  • Demonstrate an interest in engagement and advocacy efforts in progressing trans rights
  • Are available on the dates and committed to participate in the online course which will be held between 15 September – 20 October 2020
  • Are fluent in written and spoken English


The Application is now closed. Thank you for taking the time to submit your applications, selected participants will be informed soon.

If you have any questions about the Fellowship, please email


  • June 15, 2020at7:34 am

    That is great for community and activist, if we can write a book after completion of fellowship that hwould be wonderful and there are a huge possibly to change of transgender comunity which would help as a resource book for a policy level Advocacy and it is import to translate the book in regional languages too.
    Wonderful call for activist.
    Believe “Trans Rights are Human Rights
    Let us joy and let us fight.
    Great initiative again

  • Deepak kumar kulshresth

    June 28, 2020at4:05 am

    I will love to participate in this fellowship it will improve my personal kbowledge

  • Papi Debnath

    July 8, 2020at3:16 pm

    I am interested doing this fellowship. Thank you all giving this change.

  • Divina Loloma

    July 26, 2020at7:26 am

    I would really love to be a participant in terms of the fellowship survey. I’m a transgender women representing a large number of transgender women in my country,Fiji. This fellowship would benefit transgender women that are still going through acceptance phase in their very own homes and communities. My name is Divina Loloma with a BC name of Josiah Tj loloma.

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