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

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7221" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia This report is a product of the Indonesia National LGBT Community Dialogue held in June 2013 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The Dialogue brought together 71 participants from 49 institutions representing the full range of Indonesia’s LGBT organizations alongside representatives of the central government, national human rights institutions, donor agencies, universities, non-governmental human rights institutions, legal aid organizations and civil society organizations, as well as religious leaders. It was organized by...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7215" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Being LGBT in Asia: Philippines Being LGBT in Asia: the Philippines Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in the Philippines including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue. This overview is followed by an examination of the Philippines experience of protecting the rights of LGBT people under eight different areas: education, health, employment, family affairs, religion, community, media and politics,...

GATE and Asia Pacific Transgender Network have just released a joint call for 2 consultants, one based in the Asia-Pacific region, and on based in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The consultancy is for a global project on strengthening trans populations & HIV key population networks. Deadline to apply is 22 March 2018 DOWNLOAD PDF  ...

APTN Finance and Administrative Manager Location: Bangkok, Thailand Application Deadline: 31 January 2018 Language required: English Duration of initial contract: 1 year Background: The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) launched in December 2009 is the first regional network advocating for the legal recognition and rights of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific. Envisioning a society that upholds, respects, and protects the diversity, safety, equality, and dignity of trans /transgender people, the mission of APTN is to mobilize and advocate for the human rights of trans/transgender people in the Pacific...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5316" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Views of Transgender Persons & Hijras Associated with The Global Fund Program, in India The authors, working for Pehchan, conducted a series of interviews with their colleagues to understand the impact of programming and funds provided by the Global Fund on transgender people in India. The interviews, either in local language or English, were done through a structured questionnaire that focused on four main components: personal history, trans scenario in India, Global Fund Program experiences, and specific...