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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9869" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Cost of Stigma: Understanding and Addressing Health Implications of Transphobia and Discrimination on Transgender and Gender Diverse People There are a range of negative experiences trans and gender diverse people encounter when trying to access healthcare in a cis-normative society. These negative experiences, both systemic and interpersonal, produce unique stressors that can lead directly to negative health outcomes including poor physical or mental health. They can also be a barrier to utilising healthcare when a previous...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9738" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Guidelines for Healthcare Providers On Trans-competent Healthcare Services for Transgender Patients Our community-led research and studies have shown that transgender persons routinely experience health disparities, barriers and discrimination related to gender identity and/or expression. Many avoid or delay care because of perceived or real transphobia and discrimination by healthcare providers and institutions. These guidelines have been developed for healthcare providers on trans-competent healthcare services for transgender patients. We hope these guidelines will give you a better understanding...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9711" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] What They Don’t Tell You In Sex Ed! - A Resource For Transgender And Gender Diverse Communities On Sexual And Reproductive Health   Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has curated this resource for transgender people and communities across the region. Through this resource, we hope to answer frequently asked questions and address unvoiced experiences and anxieties of transgender persons about their bodies, sexuality, pleasure and relationships, and their reproductive health needs, with an aim to empower trans...

South Asia Women Foundation, India (SAWFIN) announces a call for #fellowships for women and trans* groups on two important themes: 1. Legal Fellowship Programme (2021-22) The Legal Fellowship Programme was initiated by SAWF IN in 2017 in partnership with Women's Fund Asia. The year-long fellowship support is aimed at enabling women lawyers hone feminist lawyering and litigation skills, and advocate for women and trans* rights. At the same time, the programme offers opportunities for peer learning, building networks with lawyers from other countries and...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9643" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Trans Resilience Report - Stories of Hope, Pain, and Survival from the Trans Movement During the COVID-19 Pandemic On the 11th of March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. We knew that this would have wide ranging impacts on the lives of people in the trans and gender diverse community and the critical work they do across Asia and the Pacific region. This report shares APTN’s process, and our partners work, in developing and...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9656" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Transcending Toolkit - Cultivating Advocates For A Growing Trans Movement In December 2019, APTN hosted a regional partnership meeting that examined the current state of transgender affairs, from health, to human rights, to policies, and discover models and strategies for advancing where we are, to where we want to be, leading to collective building. This toolkit is a report and manual intended to be an easy-to-use guide for trans or gender and sexual diverse community organisations to: ...

The South Asia TransLaw Database brings together law and policy resources in the field of transgender rights in South Asia, the database includes legislation, executive policy documents and decided cases from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The South Asia TransLaw Database aim to advance transgender rights in South Asia through a comprehensive and accessible digital resource for members of the transgender community, civil society organisations, legal professionals and the academic community from the South Asia region and beyond. South Asian Translaw Database ...

Regional Communities and Civil Society Consultation on the Next Global Fund Strategy DATE: 9 December 2020 TIME: 14h - 16h (Bangkok); 12.30h - 14.30h (Delhi); 13.30h - 15.30h (Yangon); 15h - 17h (Manila) A virtual regional community and civil society consultation, as part of a broader regional CS Engagement Roadmap, will be co-convened by APCASO/APCRG and GFAN Asia Pacific, and in partnership with regional key populations and CSO networks and platforms: ACT! AP, Regional Malaria CSO Platform, GMS, APN+, APNSW, APTN, ICW...