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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...

WHAT IS THE APTN AMPLIFYING TRANS ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP? The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellowship aims to support trans and gender-diverse human rights defenders (HRDs) from Asia and the Pacific to utilise the international human rights accountability mechanisms, such as UPR and treaty monitoring bodies, to amplify their existing advocacy work around trans rights at national and international levels. The Fellowship is designed to capacitate trans HRDs on international human rights mechanisms through an online course which will...

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has been closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and thinking about how it is affecting the lives of the communities, and the critical work that the trans and gender diverse movement does.  We listened to our partner organisations through our COVID-19 rapid needs assessment, where they expressed concerns about continuing to work for their communities, caring for their health and safety, whilst managing the financial and emotional strain of the coronavirus disease...

The pandemic is exposing and deepening existing discrimination, violence and other human rights violations on the basis of SOGIESC, organisations tell the Human Rights Council. The Asia Pacific Transgender Network has joined a coalition of 187 organisations to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the situation of LGBTI persons and those who defend their rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organisations working for...

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a regional network of organisations, groups, and trans human rights defenders committed to the advancement of trans rights and health. In 2020, APTN wants to review the progress made towards the Strategic Framework (2018 - 2020) to see the difference our work has made since the beginning of 2018, and to develop our plans for the future. Centering on the perspectives of the trans community ensures that our work reflects their realities. We...