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DEADLINE: 15 April 2021 Do you want to improve your advocacy skills with academic, skill-building, mentoring, and networking opportunities? Apply for the 2021 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) by Institute for the Study of Human Rights The Program is designed for human rights activists working with #NGOs on issues including sexual and #gender-based violence, minority rights, #LGBTQI+ rights, labor rights, indigenous peoples' rights, migration, #health, social exclusion, environmental justice, disability rights, and corporate social accountability. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human...

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 first organisation and how they are navigating the challenges of the COVID pandemic to continue the important work they do. Name of Organisation: Basera Samajik Sansthan Where we work: Noida, India Who we support: Transgender (trans men and trans women) and PLHIV What We Do. Our major activities include sexual...

DEADLINE: 2 April 2021, 12 midnight Sri Lanka Time (GMT +5:30) Women's Fund Asia 2021 calls for applications are now OPEN! They are now accepting applications for both our Leading from the South (LFS) and Strengthening Feminist Movements (SFM) grantmaking programmes. The calls are open to feminist individuals and organizations working on women, girls, trans, and intersex rights in 17 countries across Asia. Leading from the SouthLeading from the South is a consortium created to resource feminist activism in the Global South, initiated...

DAY 01: COVID-19 Limits Access to HIV Care Snapshot Social Media Content Trans people are 49 times more likely to acquire HIV than the general adult population. Increased engagement in high risk informal work sectors such as sex work due to widespread employment discrimination, increases transgender people’s vulnerability to HIV.  Due to the high rates of HIV and other underlying chronic health conditions in our community, trans people are vulnerable to exposure and risk of COVID-19 infection.  Yet, there has been fake news...

DAY 01 - March 6: Summary/Introduction Post As countries around the globe reach the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic, APTN has been looking back over the last year of hope, pain, and survival from the transgender community.  Over the next five weeks, we will present our findings from our and our partner’s work which demonstrate an urgent need to guarantee the inclusion of  transgender and gender non conforming people in efforts to fight COVID-19 and its effects. This COVID-19 campaign...

Through the COVID-19 Community Support Fund, APTN was able to pivot existing funds and generate new funding to support grants, totaling USD $110,109. In total, 22 organisations and groups and 18 individual country focal points received funds enabling them to support 2313 individuals across Asia and the Pacific region to access essential supplies including food and PPE, financial assistance and social and mental health relief support. We were highly cognisant of the additional strain that reporting during an emergency response can...

Post: Project Coordinator (consultant)Location: Home-based (preferably based in Asia and the Pacific region)Contract Duration: April to September 2021Reports to: APTN Program Officer and Senior Project ManagerApplication Deadline: 21 March 2021 (Sunday) 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...

COVID-19 Trans Resilience: Stories of Hope, Pain and Survival from the Asia and Pacific Trans Movement This COVID-19 Trans Resilience Social Media Tool Kit contains graphics and recommended copy for posting during COVID-19 Social Media Campaign, the second phase of our rollout plan for the Trans Resilience Report as part of the UNAIDS COVID-19 Communications Grant. DateContent PackagesMarch 6/7Week 0: COVID -19 Experience of Trans People Summary/IntroductionMarch 8-12Week 1: Health: HIV CareMarch 15-19Week 2: Health: Gender Affirming CareMarch 22-26Week 3: Health: Mental...

Application Deadline: Sunday, 28 February 2021. RFSL - the Swedish Federation for LGBTQI Rights is launching the call for applications for the third cycle of the Rainbow Advocacy Program (RAP) 2021 – 2022. RAP is a 13-month-long fellowship for LGBTIQ+ activists from the Global South and East to learn, network, collaborate, and gain hands-on experience in UN advocacy. The program is visionary as well as unique in its approach as it combines both the human rights and the development frameworks, with...

On this Valentines day, we are excited to share our resource for trans and gender diverse folks that attempts to answer frequently asked questions about dating, sexuality and pleasure. Bonus: it also comes with some helpful tips on sexual and reproductive health! Happy Valentine's Day! This resource is divided into three main sections. In the first section, we discuss and unpack the terminologies frequently used in this factsheet. In the second section, we have curated tips for safe and pleasurable...