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DAY 01: Snapshot COVID-19’s Exacerbates Loss of Income and Exclusion from Social Protection Schemes Social Media Content Historical systemic and systematic discrimination against trans people stemming directly from harmful laws criminalising their identities and sexual behaviours and a lack of legal gender recognition across Asia and the Pacific region has further impacted trans people’s access to financial and health security throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Social protection schemes are a lifeline in reducing further inequality and debt. Accessing social protection schemes are a human...

On this Transgender Day of Visibility, APTN would like to share findings from its recent research that aims to explore the various conversion therapy practices widespread in #India, #Indonesia, #Malaysia, and #SriLanka. This evidence-generating project aimed to explore how trans and gender diverse people in these countries have been subjected to #conversiontherapy practices by documenting their personal narratives and lived experiences. Further, it sought to investigate how the existing national legal, policy, and programmatic frameworks create an environment in which...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="10339" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Conversion Therapy Practices Against Transgender Persons in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), together with its country partners, embarked on an ambitious and much-needed research project to study the various forms of conversion therapy practices being implemented against transgender (trans) and gender diverse people in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. This evidence-generating project aimed to explore how trans and gender diverse people in these countries have been subjected to...

DEADLINE: 30 June 2021 The Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant supports community projects that aim to improve the lives of those affected by HIV. GAPRG believes that by working together, we are creating a world free of HIV. All grant proposals are to be submitted online through the Gilead Grant portal tagging Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant Program, and specifying which focus area the proposal falls under. The Grants Committee will review and award grants based on how closely the proposed project...

As part of our COVID-19 Trans Resilience Campaign, APTN will be highlighting some of our COVID-19 Community Support Fund partners who have stepped up to provide vital support to the community during the pandemic. During this week of TDOV we are highlighting an organisation working on raising awareness of the experiences of transgeder people through art as advocacy campaigns. Name of Organisation: IT’S T TIME Where we work: Hanoi, Vietnam Who we support: As an independent trans-led organization exclusively for transgender persons in Vietnam, we aim...

Stories from the Streets This week’s snapshot, organisation profile, and stories from the streets all highlight the dire need for mental health support for transgender communites, both before and during this COVID-19 crisis. While community organisations have filled in the gaps to provide this urgent care, our first opinion piece writer of our COVID-19 Trans Resilience Campaign calls for social service and mental health professionals to step up and provide support to trans communities. For the remainder of the COVID-19 campaign...

Stories from the Streets The trans community has always been and will continue to be resilient. Throughout the COVID-19 Trans Resilience Campaign, APTN will be sharing the stories of Hope, Pain, and Survival of trans communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our second story comes from LakanBini in the Philippines. Lakanbini, Philippines My name is Binibining Ruffa Torregoza. I am 34 years old, a Filipina transgender woman activist from Bicol Region.  I do not have a regular employment. I volunteer in our organization which is...

Stories from the Streets The trans community has always been and will continue to be resilient. Throughout the COVID-19 Trans Resilience Campaign, APTN will be sharing the stories of Hope, Pain, and Survival of trans communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our third story comes from Samabhabona in India. The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights, Thailand Samabhabona, India I am Diban, a 24 year old trans man from Kolkata, India. I have been working as a cook at a fast food franchise for...

Proposal for: Development of the Trans COMP Community-based Monitoring (CBM) Tool VideoLocation: Home-basedTimeline: April 2021Reporting to: APTN Program OfficerRFP Submission Deadline: 21 March 2021 (Sunday) 1st April 2021 (Thursday) 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...