APTN Biennial Report 2020-2021

Published May 31, 2023
Location Asia Pacific

This biennial report serves as a comprehensive account of our organization’s tireless efforts and strategic pivoting in response to the challenges faced by trans and gender diverse communities during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The years 2020 and 2021 were particularly gruelling for communities worldwide, and the trans community was no exception. The pandemic not only disrupted lives but also hindered the critical advocacy work undertaken by our community partners. However, as a trans-led organization firmly rooted in movement building, APTN recognized the urgency of addressing the inequities and injustices experienced by trans communities.

In response, we initiated several advocacy initiatives and activities to engage with various stakeholders and ensuring the rights of all trans individuals are respected. Throughout this biennial period, we embarked on a journey of adaptation and resilience, striving to provide support, resources, and opportunities for our trans communities across the Asia Pacific region.

The purpose of this biennial report is to shed light on the multitude of activities and efforts undertaken by APTN during the challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. It serves as a testament to our commitment to creating positive change and empowering trans individuals in the face of adversity.

Within these pages, you will find a detailed account of our pivot strategies, innovative approaches, and collaborative endeavors. Through these collective efforts, we aimed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and uplift the voices of marginalized trans communities, ensuring their needs are recognized and met.

We invite you to explore this report, delve into the stories of resilience, and learn about the transformative work carried out by APTN and our dedicated partners. Together, we strive to build a more inclusive and equitable future for all trans and gender diverse individuals throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Join us as we reflect on the past, celebrate our achievements, and renew our commitment to creating a world where trans rights and wellbeing are upheld, despite unprecedented challenges.

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