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[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...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Resitara Apa [/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="6248" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Resitara has been a strong advocate for Pacific identified LGBTI for Human Rights, health and wellbeing. Resitara was the Secretariat for the Pacific Sexual Diversity Network and held the position of Acting Executive Director for the Samoa AIDS Foundation. A strong believer of empowerment and leadership for young Pacific Transgender people. Resitara is currently residing in Sydney Australia which she co-founded an LGBTIQA youth lead Edutainment Organisation, that addresses issues through performing arts, she is...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, 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="5843" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak is the Chief of the Prevention Department at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC) in Bangkok, Thailand. She joined the TRCARC in 2002 to lead a country-wide prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) operational study. She has gradually developed deep interest in the areas of HIV prevention and key populations, especially around the use of key population-centered approaches to enhance access to HIV testing, prevention and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Justus Eisfeld [/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="5844" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Justus Eisfeld has founded numerous successful organizations and networks around the world focusing on human rights, anti-discrimination, and intersectional approaches with a specialty in transgender and LGB rights. As co-founder of Global Action for Trans* Equality, Transgender Europe, and Transgender Netwerk Nederland, he is skilled in developing high impact startups from initial conception to stable and growing organizations.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Advisory Board [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5783"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jack Harrison-Quintana, M.A [/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="5809" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text] Jack Harrison-Quintana is a queer Mexican-American author, activist, and researcher currently serving as the director of Grindr for Equality. In 2010, Jack was a contributing author for Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders, and in 2011, he was a co-author of Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Since then he has authored the publication series, Racial Justice/Trans Justice, as well as...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jack Byrne [/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="5845" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Jack Byrne is a trans man from Aotearoa / New Zealand and has been a community activist since 1981, initially within lesbian and then queer communities, before transitioning in 2002. His passion is intersectional coalition politics and he has been active on projects to reduce violence, poverty and homelessness and that promote the rights of workers, people with disabilities, and indigenous people. Jack co-founded an online support network for trans men in New Zealand,...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bess Hepworth [/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="5862" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Bess is an Australian born social media scientist with a background in community development and high performance sport. She has represented Australia as a youth footballer and coach as well as recently represented Hong Kong in cricket. Bess recently founded Planet Ally, an LGBTI and ally travel based advocacy platform and prior to that worked as APAC Partnership and Community Manager Out Leadership. LGBTI Business organisation based in New York. Bess’s other previous roles include,...