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Meet Our 2020 Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellows

Meet Our 2020 Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellows

Please join us as we welcome our team of 2020 Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellows. APTN’s Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellowship integrates capacity building, seed funding, and technical assistance to enable trans human rights defenders from Asia and the Pacific to advance trans rights using international human rights accountability mechanisms. 

APTN competitively selected 26 fellows from 14 countries in the region. They will participate in a month-long immersive online course on international human rights accountability mechanisms which will be held between 15 September – 20 October 2020. The course will provide an opportunity to the fellows to gain an in-depth understanding of the international human rights law and learn its application from human rights experts and peers.

After the completion of the online course, APTN will competitively award seed funding that will allow the fellows to put their learning into practice and implement national advocacy interventions centered around international human rights accountability mechanisms. Fellows will receive mentorship and technical assistance from APTN as they implement their advocacy interventions. 



Angel Queentus

she/her
Sri Lanka

Athallah Fachryzal Rafardhanu

he/him
Indonesia

Aun Shahid

he/him
Pakistan

Chanya

she/her
Thailand

Chu Thanh Ha

he/him
Vietnam

Dee Rain

she/her
Fiji

Diti

they/them
India

durdana farid

they/them
Bangladesh

Elyn Bhandari

he/him
Nepal

Erik Nadir

he/him
Indonesia

Grace Banu Ganesan

she/her
India

Jaya Jacobo

she/her
Philippines

Jesse V. Castelo

she/her
Philippines

Jun Ho Kim

she/her
Samoa

Kirah

she/her
Fiji

Manu Samuelu II Solomona

they/them
Samoa

Rukshana Kapali

she/her
Nepal

Santa Khurai

she/her
India

Suhani

she/her
India

Sultan Maruf Ahmad

they/them
Bangladesh

Tetsu D. Komatsuzaki

he/him/they/them
Philippines

Vihaan

he/him
India

Vincy

they/them
Hong Kong

Three of the Fellows wish to remain anonymous.

If you have any questions about the Fellowship, please email samreen.s@weareaptn.org