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As a series of transgender-specific events take place in Bangkok, Thailand, representatives from the transgender community, United Nations organisations and USAID have emphasized the need for urgent action to increase focus and positioning of transgender human rights issues within health and HIV responses in the region. Research and data on HIV risk and prevalence among transgender people is limited regionally, but global studies have found that transgender women are 50 times more likely to acquire HIV than adult males and females...

Joe Wong, APTN Programme Manager, delivered a powerful opening statement for the Trans Pre-Conference at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, SA, July 2016. Our movement must be an intersectional one, taking into account the expanse of identities we hold, challenges we face, needs we prioritize, and contexts in which we live. We must focus on what our people need and how they believe those needs should be met. We must center trans voices and promote trans-led initiatives. Today we have...

*UPDATE: Submission extended to 29 March. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 11 April. Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is the first regional transgender network in Asia Pacific region. Our mission is to enable transgender women and men in the Asia and Pacific region to organise and advocate for the improvement of their health, protection of their legal, social and human rights, and enhancement of their social wellbeing and quality of life. APTN is pleased to invite transgender persons to submit...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5618" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Learning Guide: The Global Fund Processes for Transgender Communities The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) is the first international ‘pooled’ fund that specifically aims to strengthen international networks around the world in the area of HIV. In 2014, RCNF entered into a partnership with the Global Fund to expand and strengthen meaningful engagement of key populations and women across Global Fund related processes and platforms. APTN was one of the grant recipients of RCNF’s Global...

[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 width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5616" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Asia and the Pacific Transgender Organisation Mapping Report: Finding Our Place. Finding Our Voice. APTN ‘Finding Our Place, Finding Our Voice’ mapping report 2015 is the first attempt for the regional network to map out the transgender organization in Asia and Pacific. In the effort of the report, APTN has been able to reflect crucial needs, priorities, and capture the work that was being done by the community for the community of transgender people with limited resources. The...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5614" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] APTN Fact Sheets: Being Trans in Asia and the Pacific. “I think I might be Trans and other resources” These resources have been created by the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) for trans people, their families, friends and colleagues. There are some huge gaps in the information available to trans people across Asia and the Pacific. APTN asked its members to share the most common questions they are asked in their country. Those issues are covered in...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5611" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Transgender Day of Remembrance Media Toolkit and terminology resource (2015) In a climate of criminalisation, where law enforcement agencies themselves perpetrate violence with impunity, it is not surprising that violence against transgender people is underreported and inadequately investigated. In this region and globally, transgender organisations have attempted to monitor the most extreme forms of violence: when transgender people have been killed because of their gender identity. This violence remains invisible and unreported when States do not legislate...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5608" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care For Trans People 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...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5592" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Agenda in Transition: Advancing Actions to Secure the Health and Rights of Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific Transgender people in Asia and the Pacific face many challenges in claiming their rights in general, and specifically their right to health care. Through capacity building the transgender community can be empowered to promote transgenderpositive attitudes and advocate for competent, comprehensive and accessible health services. In order to identify priority actions for the health and rights of transgender people...