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On Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), 20 November, we remember and honour trans and gender-diverse people whose lives were taken away from us. Day after day, trans people around the world fight for our human rights and social justice. Year after year, we demand that trans people are protected from violence. We demand that our human rights are respected. We demand our right to live. This year, the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) reported 350 trans and gender-diverse people murdered worldwide between 1...

Stigma and discrimination against trans and gender-diverse people results in horrifying violations of human rights, including violence, extortion, physical and sexual assault, and murder. Data collected by trans human rights defenders in the region reveal a concerning pattern of hate crimes perpetrated against trans people across the Asia and the Pacific region. These crimes largely remain unreported, and are often committed by state and non-state actors with legal impunity. Every year, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), we gather to...

Job title: Finance OfficerDuty station: Bangkok, ThailandApplication Deadline:  25 November 2020 Starting date: Immediate Duration: Nov 2020 - April 2021 (6 months) Type of Contract: Temporary - ConsultantLanguage required : English and Thai Background The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a regional network that is working towards the advancement of trans rights in the Asia Pacific region through research and evidence generation, legal, policy and programmatic advocacy, and public campaigning. APTN office is legally established and has been operating as a registered entity as...

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a moment of solidarity. It is a day to remember trans people – disproportionately trans women of colour – who have passed, often having fallen victim to systemic forms of anti-trans violence. In particular, TDoR is an occasion to acknowledge and recognise the tremendous resilience that trans communities throughout the world demonstrate in the face of high levels of violence and marginalisation.  Our communities continue to engage in vital movement building and socially transformative work...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9384" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Local Reach Global Impact: from describing our realitites to taking collective action   The Global Equality Fund (GEF) is a public-private partnership that supports innovative civil society programs that promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI people around the world. The GEF’s global reach is significant, empowering groups and activists in more than 90 countries. Drawing its strength from the support and partnership of a strong international coalition of like-minded governments, businesses and foundations, the GEF amplifies...

On the 5th of November, Raine Cortes, Senior Project Manager at APTN, participated in the Hội nghị Cộng đồng Lgbtiq Cùng Vươn Xa - Stronger Together Summit 2020 and presented the findings from our Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) study together with our country partners SCDI. The summit brought together nearly 140 #LGBTIQ leaders, activists, their parents and allies, UN families, Embassies, NGOs, private sectors, healthcare providers, psychologists and government agencies from across Việt Nam. During the three days of...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9399" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Asia Pacific Transgender Network Strategic Plan 2018-2020 The following strategic plan was developed over 12 months from December 2016 to December 2017. The process began with a Regional Consultation on 5-10 December 2016, which included 1 full day of structured country reports representing trans people and their experiences in 21 countries in the region (Bangladesh, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand,...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9405" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Asia Pacific Transgender Network Biennial Report 2017-2018 The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a trans-led organisation that engages with a range of partners across Asia and the Pacific to support, organise, and advocate for fundamental human rights including gender identity; access to justice and legal protections; and comprehensive gender-affirming healthcare and policies. For a decade, APTN has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that...

Pandemi COVID-19 merupakan krisis kemanusiaan yang belum pernah terjadi sebelumnya, ia merenggut nyawa, menghancurkan mata pencaharian, dan mengganggu perekonomian di seluruh dunia. Dengan dukungan dari Aidsfonds dan UNAIDS, Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) dan Youth LEAD telah bekerja bersama untuk meningkatkan visibilitas dan suara para pemimpin muda yang merupakan bagian dari komunitas ragam gender di seluruh Asia dan Pasifik. Ini merupakan kisah kedelapan dari seri cerita fitur tentang para pemimpin muda transgender yang menampilkan kegigihan serta keteguhan mereka di tengah tantangan...

The ITF 5th grant cycle is finally open! ITF welcome applications from trans-led organizations with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2020 at 5pm (ET/New York time). This year the ITF is introducing two grant types: SEED Grant (1-year)The SEED grant is a 1-year general support and/or project grant for trans-led organizations that have never been funded by the ITF, or that prefer to apply for this grant instead of the THRIVE Grant. Grants range...