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To stay up-to-date with APTN's work, sign up for our biannual newsletter on our home page! Dear Friends of APTN, The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the lives of trans and gender diverse communities, and the critical advocacy work that our community partners do. In the past months since the pandemic started, groups, organisations and agencies around the world have had to reimagine how to support communities most in need of financial, health and peer support, and we continue to...

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 fourth in a series of six feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Read the...

Written by Smita, Illustrated by Upasana Agarwal The second session of the #SkillsforChange: Public Campaigning for Advocacy and Social Change online workshop series, Crafting Call-for-Action for Public Campaigning was anchored by Rafiul Alom Rahman, founder of the Queer Muslim Project, and had two guest speakers, Alok Vaid-Menon and Phylesha Brown-Acton.  This session, held on 7 August 2020, focused on how to design a clear and concise messaging for our advocacy campaigns, and the role of stories and storytelling in public advocacy. Rafiul...

Written by Smita, Illustrated by Upasana Agarwal "Look around your space and your room, and share about one thing there which brings you pleasure. Even if we’re online, our bodies are still here and important that we ground both, and ground it in pleasure," says Jac sm Kee after inviting us to put on our cameras briefly if possible. This is the beginning of the first workshop in APTN’s #SkillsforChange: Public Campaigning For Advocacy and Social Change online workshop series held...

For those most vulnerable to HIV – including people living with HIV, gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs, young people, migrants and prisoners – already facing challenges and disenfranchisement from the wider community, the hardships they face in employment, accessing healthcare, household settings, livelihood and social protections have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, civil society and key population (KP) networks report alarming...

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 third 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 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. Read...

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...