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#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...

Pandemi COVID-19 merupakan krisis kemanusiaan yang belum pernah terjadi sebelumnya, ia merenggut nyawa, menghancurkan mata pencaharian, dan mengganggu perekonomian di seluruh dunia. Dengan dukungan dari Aidsfonds dan UNAIDS, Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) dan Youth LEAD telah bekerja bersama untuk meningkatkan visibilitas dan suara para pemimpin muda yang merupakan bagian dari komunitas ragam gender di seluruh Asia dan Pasifik. Ini merupakan kisah kedelapan dari seri cerita fitur tentang para pemimpin muda transgender yang menampilkan kegigihan serta keteguhan mereka di tengah tantangan...

गरिमा के बीच COVID-19: ट्रांस यूथ लीडिंग द रिस्पॉन्स - माया की कहानी COVID-19 महामारी एक अभूतपूर्व मानवीय संकट है जो जीवन का दावा कर रहा है, दुनिया भर में आजीविका को नष्ट करने और अर्थव्यवस्थाओं को बाधित कर रहा है। Aidsfonds और UNAIDS के समर्थन के साथ, एशिया प्रशांत ट्रांसजेंडर नेटवर्क (APTN) और युवा LEAD ने पूरे एशिया और प्रशांत में ट्रांस और लिंग विविध युवा नेताओं की दृश्यता और आवाज़ को बढ़ाने के लिए एक साथ काम किया है। ट्रांस...

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 and Aidsfonds, 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. This is the eighth in a series of feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Read...

In line with the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), ASHM, IHRI and FHI will host a webinar that will facilitate cross-country sharing of health practices, policies and laws, including pathologization that continues to deprive trans people access to gender affirming and general healthcare and to live authentically as themselves ,especially in this times of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Date: 22 October 2020Time: Bangkok/Jakarta (13:00), Sydney/Melbourne (17:00),Brisbane (16:00), Auckland (19:00), Manila (14:00), Kathmandu (11:45), Colombo...

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 and Aidsfonds, 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. This is the seventh in a series of feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Read...

Our Senior Project Manager Raine Cortes will be speaking at the virtual Asian Stigma & Discrimination Forum 2020 on 14 October, a global educational program on strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination around #HIV. As shown by the significant and increasing reports of cities and countries achieving the 90-90-90 targets and beyond for the majority, HIV is now a treatable infection. However, large groups of individuals either still remain undiagnosed, or are diagnosed but do not seek care. This is likely due...

On the occasion of World Mental Health Month 2020, UNDP Thailand and Equal Asia Foundation is launching Mental Health of LGBTI+ persons Month with a virtual webinar - a panel discussion, community sharing and roadmap for collaborative action. The COVID 19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our region and continues to do so. Besides the mortality and morbidity related to the pandemic, the economic slowdown, poor healthcare responses and lockdowns have resulted in historically marginalized communities including LGBTI+ bearing...

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. This is the sixth in a series of feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Read the other...

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. This is the fifth in a series of feature stories about trans youth leaders and the strength they show amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Read the other...