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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. Read below about our third organisation and how they are navigating the challenges of the COVID pandemic to continue the important work they do. Name of Organisation: Unity For Change (U4C) Where we work: Kathmandu, Nepal Who we support: Trans Men, Lesbian, Bisexual women What We Do. We do advocacy for Lesbian, Bisexual, and...

DAY 01: Snapshot of Mental Health Social Media Content One of the greatest stressors for trans people who are medically transitioning has been the declining availability of gender-affirming care and treatment. Our partners reported that gender affirming surgeries have been postponed, or cancelled, and affected trans people were not provided with information from health care providers as to when gender-affirming surgeries would resume. Disrupted supply chains from India reduced the availability of hormones, particularly testosterone, to support gender-affirming hormone therapy regimes for...

About APTNThe Asia and Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was launched in 2009, when a group of transgender women from various Asia and Pacific countries came together to champion the health, legal and social rights of trans women. In 2011, a trans man drew attention to the need to advocate for trans men and joined the APTN Board. Over the years, APTN has worked to build relationships with trans communities, organizations, governments, healthcare providers and other key stakeholders throughout the region....

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="10173" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Leave No One Behind: Malaysian Transgender at Risk - A Spotlight Report on SDGs Implementation in Malaysia (Drafted by a Coalition of Transgender and Cisgender Individuals)   APTN, together with Malaysian trans activists, would like to launch the first-ever trans-led civil society spotlight report as the Asian Pacific governments convene for the regional review of #SDGs implementation at the 8th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD). The spotlight report highlights the systemic discriminations and prejudice experienced by...

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 The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights, Thailand  in Thailand. The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights, Thailand My name is Kaohom. I am a Thai transgender woman from Nonthaburi. I am  27 years old. I live in Nonthaburi....

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. Read below about our second organisation and how they are navigating the challenges of the COVID pandemic to continue the important work they do. Name of Organisation: Have Only Positive Expectations - HOPE Where we work: Lahore, Pakistan. Who we support: Primary: People with divers Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Expression and Sex...

Start date: 25 April 2021 (or earlier)Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021 5th April 2021 Functional title : Human Rights and Advocacy OfficerLocation : Remote (with possibility of relocation to Bangkok, Thailand)Period : 25 April 2021 - 24 April 2022 (Fixed term contract)Duration of contract : 1 yearIMPORTANT:- We highly encourage trans and non-binary persons from the region to apply- Only candidates from the region will be considered About APTN Since it was founded in 2009, APTN has grown to become a credible...

DAY 01: Snapshot of GAC During COVID-19 Limits Access to HIV Care Snapshot Social Media Content One of the greatest stressors for trans people who are medically transitioning has been the declining availability of gender-affirming care and treatment. Our partners reported that gender affirming surgeries have been postponed, or cancelled, and affected trans people were not provided with information from health care providers as to when gender-affirming surgeries would resume. Disrupted supply chains from India reduced the availability of hormones, particularly testosterone,...

DEADLINE: April 16, 2021 The global COVID-19 emergency presents tremendous challenges to LGBTIQ people, especially in places with deep poverty and weak health systems or government infrastructure. When a crisis hits “everyone,” the most marginalized become even more vulnerable. LGBTIQ people in many parts of the world cannot count on governments or relief organizations for help. As OutRight's research report, “ Vulnerability Amplified,” has revealed, in too many places, LGBTIQ people have less access to healthcare in the COVID crisis, were hit...

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 first story comes from  Yayasan Srikandi Sejati Foundation in Indonesia Yayasan Srikandi Sejati Foundation, Indonesia  Name of Storyteller: Icha My name is Icha and I'm 28 years old and live in West Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm transwoman and stay with other trans women in a rented room...