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Application Deadline: 27 July 2020 QLX is bringing together participants to an intensive 03-week online program (approximately from the 3rd week of August to the 1st week of September 2020 in various short sessions, once in every few days) where they will learn, discuss, and practice core concepts and skills in leadership and advocacy within the LGBTIQ movement amidst the pandemic. AQLX 2020 is open to Southeast Asian LGBTIQ activists over 18 years old committed to cultivate better leadership in their communities....

The current public health crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19, is a global emergency with far-reaching social, economic, and ecological implications for us all.  There is clear and growing evidence that State responses in the delivery of healthcare, the implementation of lockdown measures and policies designed to mitigate economic consequences have disproportionate and discriminatory impacts on marginalised groups.  The pandemic is exposing and deepening existing discrimination, violence and other human rights violations on the basis of SOGIESC and deepens existing imparities...

Application Deadline: Until announced The Global Resilience Fund supports girl and young women activists at this watershed moment, with fully flexible rapid response grants of up to $5,000. Applications for the fund are now open! ​They are accepting applications from:  Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year.Informal collectives led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year The Global Resilience Fund...

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has been closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and thinking about how it is affecting the lives of the communities, and the critical work that the trans and gender diverse movement does.  We listened to our partner organisations through our COVID-19 rapid needs assessment, where they expressed concerns about continuing to work for their communities, caring for their health and safety, whilst managing the financial and emotional strain of the coronavirus disease...

The pandemic is exposing and deepening existing discrimination, violence and other human rights violations on the basis of SOGIESC, organisations tell the Human Rights Council. The Asia Pacific Transgender Network has joined a coalition of 187 organisations to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the situation of LGBTI persons and those who defend their rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organisations working for...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 4 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. Photo by Aleks Dorohovich on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic may be restricting us from going outdoors, but the internet can be a great source of education and entertainment....

Application Deadline: 5 June 2020 (Extended) Special Call for Applications 2020-21 Due to the COVID-19 global crisis, many events related to Beijing+25 may be postponed or cancelled, and related advocacy opportunities with national governments are also likely affected. Therefore we have adjusted the deadline for our "Claiming Our Voices: Beijing+25 Review and Follow-up" call for applications to 23 April 2020 5 June 2020. The grants selection timelines will also be impacted so the results will be announced in July/August. Are you an organisation engaging...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 3 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. Photo by Ayla Verschueren on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic may be restricting us from going outdoors, but the internet can be a great source of education and entertainment. We’ve gathered some...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 2 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.  Photo by Gabriel Beaudryl  via Unsplash With the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications continuing to unfold across the world, many businesses and organisations are shutting down. While work...

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly) This article is 1 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.  Photo by Branimir Balogović via Unsplash With the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications continuing to unfold across the world, some of us may be experiencing stress and anxiety....