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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] Marli Gutierrez, Communications Officer [/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="5838" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As Communications Officer, Marli is responsible for the development and administration of APTN’s publications, directives, workshops, press releases and social media presence to advance the initiatives and success of APTN. Marli received a BA from Columbia University and a MPH from Emory Rollins School of Public Health with a focus on health education, sexual health and transgender health. She has experience working on human rights and sexual health initiatives in a wide...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sansanee Kongou-Jan, Administrative and Finance Assistant [/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="5839" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN’s Administrative and Finance Assistant, Provide support to APTN and its staff on administrative and financial duties. Sansanee has worked with 2 NGOs as a Project Finance Coordinator at PATH Thailand and Project Coordinator at Learning and Empowerment Institute, Local Development Foundation. And previously worked as Financial Officer at Prakotkarndee, a television production company.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Joe Wong, Executive Director [/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="5850" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN's Executive Director, Joe Wong oversees the institution and programme development of the network; resource mobilisation, communications and media, establishing partnership and collaboration with international, regional and national partners, and policy development. He has prior experience in working with NGOs, CBOs and UN agencies. He was previously a board member of APTN.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rena Janamnuaysook [Thailand] [/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="5837" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Rena is a Thai transgender woman advocating for health and human rights of transgender people and other key populations. She has extensive local, national and international backgrounds in working with HIV and AIDS organizations. Rena provides technical and organizational capacity development assistance to the USAID-funded and GFATM-funded civil societies. She obtained a bachelor degree in political science from Thammasat University, Thailand and a master degree in international public services from University of Birmingham, United...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thitiyanun Doy Nakpor [Thailand] [/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="5851" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Doy is a Thai transgender woman activist, who has over 15 year experience in trans advocacy. After her university graduation, Doy joined M Plus organization in Chiang Mai as Transgender woman activists, focusing on health and sexual health, HIV and AIDS. Currently she hold the position of the Director of SISTERS Foundation in Pattaya, which is the only transgender community-led organization in Thailand working on transgender health and other issues. Doy aims to...