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Hướng dẫn tổng thể Hướng dẫn Chăm sóc Toàn diện cho Người Chuyển giới và Cộng đồng Chuyển giới tại Châu Á và Thái Bình Dương The Asia Pacific Trans Health Blueprint is a tool for the work we all do to improve health and human rights for trans people and trans communities. It is a comprehensive, accessible trans health reference document for trans community advocates, health professionals, policymakers, and those who design or deliver services to trans people. The Blueprint provides...

Legal Gender Recognition in Malaysia: A Legal and Policy Review in the Context of Human Rights Trans people in Malaysia face systemic and widespread stigma and human rights violations. Muslim trans people are subject to arrests, harassment and assault from federal, state, and local Islamic religious authorities, and often avoid reporting these incidents for fear that the police will not protect them.5 Due to limitations in the separation of state and religion discussed below, state-enacted Islamic law affects the lives of non-Muslim trans people as well, with...

Legal Gender Recognition: A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia The vast majority of transgender people across the Asia-Pacific region are unable to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. This lack of gender recognition fosters widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence when individuals are perceived to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. This report undertakes a comprehensive review of existing laws, policies...

亚太跨性别健康蓝图 为亚洲及太平洋地区 跨性别者及其社群 提供完善照护 之构想 The Asia Pacific Trans Health Blueprint is a tool for the work we all do to improve health and human rights for trans people and trans communities. It is a comprehensive, accessible trans health reference document for trans community advocates, health professionals, policymakers, and those who design or deliver services to trans people. The Blueprint provides information about the current health and human rights situation for trans people in Asia and the Pacific. This includes clinical advice about meeting the health...

February 2, 2018   Solidarity and courage amidst increasing violence against LGBTIQ persons in Indonesia   On 27 January 2018, approximately 10 beauty salons in North Aceh, Indonesia became subject to raids and 12 transgender women were arrested. They were forced to cut and shave their hair, stripped of their clothes, verbally harassed, and subjected to physical and mental therapies in an attempt to make them more “masculine”. On the pretenses of protecting public morals, the women were subjected to cruel, inhumane and degrading...

APTN Project Manager Location: Bangkok, Thailand Application Deadline: 15 January 2018 Language required: English Duration of initial contract: 1 year The Asia Pacific Transgender Network is looking to hire a Project Manager for its project titled ”A Peer-led Study on Trans Rights and Transphobic Violence in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea.” The position is for one year, subject to extension. Background: The Pacific region, particularly Polynesia, has a long history of gender diversity. Pacific Islanders, use culturally specific terms such as Fa’afafine (Samoa), Leiti (Tonga), Palopa...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5316" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Views of Transgender Persons & Hijras Associated with The Global Fund Program, in India The authors, working for Pehchan, conducted a series of interviews with their colleagues to understand the impact of programming and funds provided by the Global Fund on transgender people in India. The interviews, either in local language or English, were done through a structured questionnaire that focused on four main components: personal history, trans scenario in India, Global Fund Program experiences, and specific...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Zhan Chiam [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5840" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Zhan Chiam is ILGA’s Gender Identity and Expression Programme Officer, where he works to support and strengthen the trans movement through ILGA’s membership base, trans-led organisations, and by utilising different UN mechanisms. Zhan grew up in Singapore and moved to Australia when he was 19. He has a background in queer grassroots activism and politics in both countries. At university, he majored in comparative religious studies and gender studies, and then qualified as a lawyer...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr Sarah Zaidi, SC.D [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5841" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Sarah Zaidi has over 20 years of experience in governance, management, international health policy including HIV and human rights. She was a co-founder (1993) and Research and Managing Director of one of the first global NGOs focusing on rights to health, healthy environment and education, the Center for Economic and Social Rights based in New York. Moving back to her native Pakistan in 2005, she served as Head and Associate Professor of...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr Sam Winter, BSc, PGCE, MEd, PhD [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5842" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Sam Winter recently moved from Hong Kong to head up the small sexology team at the School of Public Health at Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia). A psychologist by training and professional experience, he teaches, researches and publishes in trans health and rights. He also works with trans clients. He has worked with WHO (on the current ICD-11 proposals), with UNDP (their 2012 Lost in Transition report), and with...