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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented human crisis that is claiming lives, destroying livelihoods and disrupting economies across the world. With the support of UNAIDS, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) and Youth LEAD have worked together to increase the visibility and voices of trans and gender diverse youth leaders throughout Asia and the Pacific. This is the second in a series of six feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19....

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented human crisis that is claiming lives, destroying livelihoods and disrupting economies across the world. With the support of UNAIDS, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) and Youth LEAD have worked together to increase the visibility and voices of trans and gender diverse youth leaders throughout Asia and the Pacific. This is the first in a series of six feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Finding...

Application Deadline: 27 July 2020 QLX is bringing together participants to an intensive 03-week online program (approximately from the 3rd week of August to the 1st week of September 2020 in various short sessions, once in every few days) where they will learn, discuss, and practice core concepts and skills in leadership and advocacy within the LGBTIQ movement amidst the pandemic. AQLX 2020 is open to Southeast Asian LGBTIQ activists over 18 years old committed to cultivate better leadership in their communities....

Deadline: 23:59 ICT, July 23rd, 2020 Have you been monitoring violations of human rights of the LGBTI community in your country and reporting them to UN mechanisms?Are you interested in supporting the LGBTI community in your country to engage with UN mechanisms? ILGA Asia is looking for a team of 2-3 LGBTI activists in the same country in South Asia to organize online training on UN mechanisms for the LGBTI community in their local language and context. Technical support to planning and...

In April 2020, UNDP Thailand and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network worked together on a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI communities in Thailand, and to gather information to define support interventions to assist communities in Thailand to adapt and recover from this crisis. Here are some of the findings. (Available in English and ไทย Thai) All of the respondents identify as members of the LGBTI community in Thailand, and 85% are between 25 to 44 years old. ผู้ตอบแบบสำรวจทั้งหมดระบุว่าตนเองเป็นผู้มีความหลากหลายทางเพศ (LGBTI)...

The current public health crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19, is a global emergency with far-reaching social, economic, and ecological implications for us all.  There is clear and growing evidence that State responses in the delivery of healthcare, the implementation of lockdown measures and policies designed to mitigate economic consequences have disproportionate and discriminatory impacts on marginalised groups.  The pandemic is exposing and deepening existing discrimination, violence and other human rights violations on the basis of SOGIESC and deepens existing imparities...

Position: Consultant​Project: Transgender Healthcare and Rights ToolkitLocation: Home-basedApplication Deadline: Tuesday, 21 July 2020Contract Duration: July-November 2020 About us: Since it was founded in 2009, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. APTN addresses trans-specific issues including vulnerability to gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, risks for HIV infection, and health issues...

Position: Consultant​Location: RemoteApplication Deadline: Tuesday, 21 July 2020Contract Duration: July-November 2020 About us: Since it was founded in 2009, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. APTN addresses trans-specific issues including vulnerability to gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, risks for HIV infection, and health issues stemming from almost complete lack...

One year ago, the World Health Assembly approved the eleventh version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). After more than 10 years of political mobilization, all categories related to trans and gender diverse people were removed from the chapter on mental disorders. Although this is a historic achievement, there are still key issues to address on the road to full depathologization, including the new category of “gender incongruence” in the ICD-11, the challenges posed by legal pathologization at the country level, and the anti-gender movements who...

Application Deadline: Until announced The Global Resilience Fund supports girl and young women activists at this watershed moment, with fully flexible rapid response grants of up to $5,000. Applications for the fund are now open! ​They are accepting applications from:  Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year.Informal collectives led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year The Global Resilience Fund...