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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6659" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Bangkok, Thailand   The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is pleased to announce the selection of Joe Wong as its Executive Director effective immediately. The appointment was made after a highly subscribed search and recruitment process.   “We’re exceptionally pleased that Joe has taken on this leadership role,” said Phylesha Brown-Acton, Co-Chair of the Regional Steering Committee. “His broad knowledge of trans issues coupled with years of experience working communities in the region, and past contributions to the growth of the...

  In a historic moment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released the official version of the ICD-11 in which all trans-related categories were removed from the chapter of Mental and Behavioral Disorders. In response to the achievement, Joe Wong the Executive Director of APTN stated that “the removal of trans-related categories from the ICD chapter of  Mental and Behavior Disorders is a great accomplishment and reveals the decades-long work that trans people have been working for globally. This is a necessary...

Background Recent reports and research studies offer a glimpse into the lived experiences of trans people worldwide. Together they paint a picture of stigma, prejudice and discrimination, as well as, for many, harassment, abuse and violence. The impact is that trans people are often edged out onto the margins of society where they experience poor health and wellbeing outcomes. Available data consistently show that HIV disproportionately affects trans women with a pooled prevalence of 17.7 percent between 2000 and 2011 across low-...

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network, launched in 2009, is the regional network advocating for the health, legal and social rights of transgender women and men in the region and globally. To build a robust, resilient and self-reliant trans movement, APTN implements programmes and initiatives at both country and regional levels for transgender and gender diverse people as well as policymakers, health care practitioners and providers, international agencies, and donors.   The Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) Project aims to advance the...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Apimon Nitipisanon, Finance & Admin Manager [/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="6605" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As Finance and Admin Manager, Apimon oversees the financial, executing the organisation's compliance and HR management and provides strategic analyses for the executive team on the organisational finances and programmes. Apimon received an MBA in Finance and has experience working with remote teams and International NGOs in support of Humanitarian Aid for over 10 years.[/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] Raine Cortes, Project Manager [/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="6608" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN's Project Manager, Ms. Raine Cortes is responsible for the implementation of the Pacific project and coordinates all activities, providing monitoring and supporting the executive team, and coordinating partners, donor relations and reporting. She has a Master's Degree in Health Social Sciences from De La Salle University in Manila. She used to work as Regional Program Manager and Trans Program Specialist for the Islands of Southeast Asia Network on Male and...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6921" img_size="full" css=".vc_custom_1541454436457{background-image: url(http://www.weareaptn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-5.28.52-PM.png?id=6541) !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Increasing Access to HIV and other Health Services for Trans People in Asia In September 2017, APTN brought together over 150 people from over 14 countries to participate in the first regional trans-focused conference to discuss trans health and rights. This report highlights the current efforts and challenges throughout the region to support transgender communities and ensure their greater participation in the delivery of services and research. The event was supported by the United States...

In 2017, the Asia Pacific Transgender network seek support from the US DRL for “A Peer-led Study on Trans Rights and Transphobic Violence in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea” project to ensure transgender persons in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea have equal protection under the law by participatory research and advocacy activities. Under the guidance and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator supports and follows up on the day to day coordination and implementation of...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]March 31st marked the annual Trans Day of Visibility, founded to celebrate the existence of trans people throughout the world. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the diversity of trans identities. Thank you to all the people and organisations throughout Asia and the Pacific that are working tirelessly to ensure the greater visibility and awareness of trans people on a daily basis. #TDOV #transisbeautiful #transhealth[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/oLcB67UEOoM" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

GATE and Asia Pacific Transgender Network have just released a joint call for 2 consultants, one based in the Asia-Pacific region, and on based in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The consultancy is for a global project on strengthening trans populations & HIV key population networks. Deadline to apply is 22 March 2018 DOWNLOAD PDF  ...