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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...

In April 2020, UNDP Thailand and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network worked together on a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI communities in Thailand, and to gather information to define support interventions to assist communities in Thailand to adapt and recover from this crisis. Here are some of the findings. (Available in English and ไทย Thai) All of the respondents identify as members of the LGBTI community in Thailand, and 85% are between 25 to 44 years old. ผู้ตอบแบบสำรวจทั้งหมดระบุว่าตนเองเป็นผู้มีความหลากหลายทางเพศ (LGBTI)...

Application Deadline: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub is inviting civil society organizations, networks and community-based organizations working on LGBTI inclusion in the Asia-Pacific region to submit grant proposals relating to one of the following three thematic areas: Enhancing LGBTI youth leadership: strengthening the capacity and leadership of LGBTI youth networks to advocate for rights and inclusion; youth entrepreneurship and social innovation; capacity strengthening at national and/or regional level(s).Transgender leadership and advocacy: strengthening policy advocacy and transgender-led...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5574" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Joint Regional Technical Brief: HIV, STIs and Other Health Needs among Transgender People in Asia-Pacific Transgender people have special health needs that have been severely neglected. This Joint Regional Technical Brief, HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Other Essential Health Needs among Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific, was developed by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Transgender Network, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Development...