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On Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), 20 November, we remember and honour trans and gender-diverse people whose lives were taken away from us. Day after day, trans people around the world fight for our human rights and social justice. Year after year, we demand that trans people are protected from violence. We demand that our human rights are respected. We demand our right to live. This year, the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) reported 350 trans and gender-diverse people murdered worldwide between 1...

Stigma and discrimination against trans and gender-diverse people results in horrifying violations of human rights, including violence, extortion, physical and sexual assault, and murder. Data collected by trans human rights defenders in the region reveal a concerning pattern of hate crimes perpetrated against trans people across the Asia and the Pacific region. These crimes largely remain unreported, and are often committed by state and non-state actors with legal impunity. Every year, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), we gather to...

The ITF 5th grant cycle is finally open! ITF welcome applications from trans-led organizations with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2020 at 5pm (ET/New York time). This year the ITF is introducing two grant types: SEED Grant (1-year)The SEED grant is a 1-year general support and/or project grant for trans-led organizations that have never been funded by the ITF, or that prefer to apply for this grant instead of the THRIVE Grant. Grants range...

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a regional network that is working towards the advancement of trans rights in the Asia Pacific region through research and evidence generation, legal, policy and programmatic advocacy, and public campaigning. APTN office was legally established in 2009 and has been operating as a registered entity as a Thai Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand. APTN currently works with more than 15 partners in 12 countries in the region. APTN is currently seeking to appoint TWO new...

In line with the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), ASHM, IHRI and FHI will host a webinar that will facilitate cross-country sharing of health practices, policies and laws, including pathologization that continues to deprive trans people access to gender affirming and general healthcare and to live authentically as themselves ,especially in this times of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Date: 22 October 2020Time: Bangkok/Jakarta (13:00), Sydney/Melbourne (17:00),Brisbane (16:00), Auckland (19:00), Manila (14:00), Kathmandu (11:45), Colombo...

Our Senior Project Manager Raine Cortes will be speaking at the virtual Asian Stigma & Discrimination Forum 2020 on 14 October, a global educational program on strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination around #HIV. As shown by the significant and increasing reports of cities and countries achieving the 90-90-90 targets and beyond for the majority, HIV is now a treatable infection. However, large groups of individuals either still remain undiagnosed, or are diagnosed but do not seek care. This is likely due...

On the occasion of World Mental Health Month 2020, UNDP Thailand and Equal Asia Foundation is launching Mental Health of LGBTI+ persons Month with a virtual webinar - a panel discussion, community sharing and roadmap for collaborative action. The COVID 19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our region and continues to do so. Besides the mortality and morbidity related to the pandemic, the economic slowdown, poor healthcare responses and lockdowns have resulted in historically marginalized communities including LGBTI+ bearing...

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...

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...