Since 2014 APTN has been working with Country partners from Asia Pacific on monitoring violence and human rights violations against trans people in this region. The project also has an advocacy part, and the data collected through our monitoring is used to target stakeholders in order to better the human rights situation of trans people. Our project partners have also offered community-based support services for survivors of violence and increased knowledge about possibilities for redress among the transgender community.
In 2016, trans rights collectives and NGOs joined the group of partner organisations, and in addition to monitoring and evidence-based advocacy, they have contributed to the development of campaign materials for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) and organised a number of events in their countries.
By working together with LGBT and trans groups and NGOs within the framework of the Hate Monitoring project, APTN aims to provide systematic data needed to improve public policies to prevent and tackle discrimination and violence against trans people.