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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6990" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] FB2B: Full Meeting Report This report details the full sessions and events of the From Barriers to Bridges Conference held in September 2017. In this report, each session is highlighted to provider greater detail of the dialogues that occurred surrounding trans health. Read the full report to learn about the current situation and access to trans health services throughout the region from trans community members, health providers and policy makers.   DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

GFAN AP convened its Regional 2019 Strategy Planning Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on the 27th & 28th November 2018 with a key focus on the development of national and regional advocacy plans and activities leading up to the Global Fund 6th Voluntary Replenishment Meeting, hosted by APCASO. APTN joined Global Fund Advocates Network Asia Pacific (GFAN AP) Regional 2019 Strategy Planning Meeting to discuss plans leading up to the GF 6th Replenishment preparatory and pledging meetings. Read the report of...

Consultancy Title: Three (3) Country Report Writers for the “Peer-led Study on Rights and Social Experiences of Trans and Gender Diverse People  in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea” Location: Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea (open to nationals or those residing in these 3 countries) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Foundation Language Required: English Duration and Length of Contract: 5 working days within January 2019 to February 2019 Application Deadline: 15 December 2018 Project and Reference: US-DRL / S-LMAQM-17-GR-1190   Background:   The Pacific, particularly Polynesia, has...

Consultancy Title: Statistical Consultant for the “Peer-led Study on Rights and Social Experiences of Trans and Gender Diverse People  in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea” Location: Home-based Position (preferably based in Bangkok, Thailand or Asia and the Pacific region) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Foundation Language Required: English Duration and Length of Contract: 5 working days within December 2018 to January 2019 Application Deadline: 15 December 2018 Project and Reference: US-DRL / S-LMAQM-17-GR-1190   Background:   The Pacific, particularly Polynesia, has a long history of gender diversity...

Consultancy Title: Regional Analysis Consultant for the “Peer-led Study on Rights and Social Experiences of Trans and Gender Diverse People  in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea” Location: Home-based Position (preferably based in Bangkok, Thailand or Asia and the Pacific region) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Foundation Language Required: English Duration and Length of Contract: 10 working days within December 2018 to February 2019 Application Deadline: 15 December 2018 Project and Reference: US-DRL / S-LMAQM-17-GR-1190   Background:   The Pacific, particularly Polynesia, has a long history of gender...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6956" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Pride in the Humanitarian System: Consultation Report The Asia and the Pacific region is more vulnerable to disaster impacts than any other region in the world, and is home to multiple complex emergencies and protracted humanitarian crises. The vulnerabilities of marginalized people are often exacerbated in disasters, emergencies and crises. However, the humanitarian system has largely failed to recognise these vulnerabilities or capabilities. Existing frameworks, policy and good practice guidelines frequently fail to address people of diverse...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6940" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]     Trans Day of Remembrance 2018: A message from trans activists in the region Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, 20th November 2018   Each year on the 20th of November, we gather to mourn and commemorate those we have lost their lives to transphobia. This day serves as a reminder of the continued injustice and violence that trans people experience. It reminds us of the necessity of creating the spaces for healing that our communities need to persevere, survive, and thrive.   Unfathomable...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6959" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Denied Work: An audit on job discrimination on the basis of gender identity in South-East Asia This report looks into employment discrimination faced by transgender people while seeking employment in four countries in South-East Asia-- Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The findings from this study provide direct evidence of discrimination against trans people in job hiring practices in the region. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

  fdi statement on media’s humiliating behavior towards transgender persons in Pakistan   Forum for Dignity Initiatives -fdi is having serious concerns over humiliation of transgender persons by mainstream media in Pakistan. It is evident multiple times that media is less sensitive towards transgender person’s dignity and they violate it in such a casual way which is not only concerning but disturbing as well. fdi counts on media as one of our important and key stakeholder for changing behavior towards transgender persons and...

In 2018, trans and gender diverse activists will come together twice in the space of 1 month to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) and to call for another International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization (October 21). This concurrence speaks loudly and clearly about the past, present and future of our communities and movements. This past June 2018, the World Health Organization announced the completion of the process of revision and reform of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)....