COVID-19 Trans Resilience: Stories Of Hope, Pain And Survival From The Asia And Pacific Trans Movement

Over the next five weeks, we will present our findings from our and our partner’s work which demonstrate an urgent need to guarantee the inclusion of transgender and gender non conforming people in efforts to fight COVID-19 and its effects.

Locations: Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, East Asia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Asia, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Issues: Emergency Response and Humanitarian Aid

Human Rights Week: COVID-19 Trans Resilience Social Media Tool Kit

#HumanRightsWeek presents us with an opportunity to share how we have been working alongside our country partners and trans focal points in the region to support the transgender and gender non conforming community and closely monitor the evolving situation presented by COVID-19. Over the next week we present our findings from our work over the last ten months which demonstrate an urgent need to guarantee the inclusion of transgender and gender non conforming people in efforts to #RecoverBetter from COVID-19 and more broadly. We call on the governments, our development and non development partners and the public, to #StandupforHumanRights and fulfill the promise of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind.

Issues: Combatting Stigma and Discrimination, Legal Gender Recognition

APTN x YouthLEAD’s Dignity Amidst COVID-19: Trans Youth Leaders’ Stories

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

Locations: Asia Pacific, India, Indonesia, Samoa, South Asia, South East Asia, Thailand
Issues: Emergency Response and Humanitarian Aid

Amplifying Trans Advocacy Fellowship 2020

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.

Locations: Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, East Asia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Asia, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Issues: Combatting Stigma and Discrimination

#SkillsforChange: Public Campaigning for Advocacy & Social Change

Public campaigning through engagement with traditional, online, and social media has proved to be a powerful tool to increase awareness and visibility of lived experiences of LGBTI people, to shift the narratives around SOGIESC rights issues in both public and political realms, and to amplify LGBTI advocates’ call for action for social change.

Locations: Indonesia, Malaysia, South East Asia, Thailand
Issues: Combatting Stigma and Discrimination

COVID-19 Community Support Fund

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now a pandemic that is changing our world and our lives rapidly. The Asia Pacific Transgender Network has been closely monitoring the fast-evolving developments of COVID-19 and thinking about how it is affecting the lives of the communities, and the critical work that you do. We are touched by the love, care and resilience that members of this community have shown over the last weeks.

Locations: Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Asia, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Vanatu, Vietnam
Issues: Emergency Response and Humanitarian Aid