The vast majority of transgender people across the Asia-Pacific region are unable to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. This lack of gender recognition fosters widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence when individuals are perceived to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. This report undertakes a comprehensive review of existing laws, policies and practices related to legal gender recognition for transgender people in nine countries in Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand.
APTN Shines at Bangkok Pride March 2023
The vibrant streets of Bangkok came alive with colors, love, and unity as the city played host to Southeast Asia's only country to host a pride march. With an unwavering commitment to advocacy and equality, APTN made a resounding impact...
Policy Brief on the Peer-led Study on the Rights and Social Experiences of Trans and Gender Diverse People in Fiji, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea
This policy brief presents the key findings from the peer-led study on the rights and social experiences of trans and gender diverse people in Fiji, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea. This brief provides an analysis of the data gathered and...