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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...

Position: Consultant​Location: RemoteApplication Deadline: 14th June 3rd July (Extended)Contract Duration: June-September 2020Reports to: Program Officer 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...

We the undersigned call on all donors, international organizations, humanitarian agencies, and governments to roll out -- proactively and without delay -- emergency and solidarity support for LGBTIQ activists and their communities. Resources must be made available and accessible to strengthen the resilience of LGBTIQ organizations and activists in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, to buffer against the losses already suffered, and to let effectively and quickly respond to the rapidly developing needs of LGBTIQ communities they work with. This...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 4 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. Photo by Aleks Dorohovich on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic may be restricting us from going outdoors, but the internet can be a great source of education and entertainment....

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 3 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. Photo by Ayla Verschueren on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic may be restricting us from going outdoors, but the internet can be a great source of education and entertainment. We’ve gathered some...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 2 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.  Photo by Gabriel Beaudryl  via Unsplash With the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications continuing to unfold across the world, many businesses and organisations are shutting down. While work...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 1 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.  Photo by Branimir Balogović via Unsplash With the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications continuing to unfold across the world, some of us may be experiencing stress and anxiety....