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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6956" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Pride in the Humanitarian System: Consultation Report The Asia and the Pacific region is more vulnerable to disaster impacts than any other region in the world, and is home to multiple complex emergencies and protracted humanitarian crises. The vulnerabilities of marginalized people are often exacerbated in disasters, emergencies and crises. However, the humanitarian system has largely failed to recognise these vulnerabilities or capabilities. Existing frameworks, policy and good practice guidelines frequently fail to address people of diverse...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6940" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]     Trans Day of Remembrance 2018: A message from trans activists in the region Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, 20th November 2018   Each year on the 20th of November, we gather to mourn and commemorate those we have lost their lives to transphobia. This day serves as a reminder of the continued injustice and violence that trans people experience. It reminds us of the necessity of creating the spaces for healing that our communities need to persevere, survive, and thrive.   Unfathomable...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6879" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Denied Work: An audit on job discrimination on the basis of gender identity in South-East Asia This report looks into employment discrimination faced by transgender people while seeking employment in four countries in South-East Asia-- Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The findings from this study provide direct evidence of discrimination against trans people in job hiring practices in the region. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

  fdi statement on media’s humiliating behavior towards transgender persons in Pakistan   Forum for Dignity Initiatives -fdi is having serious concerns over humiliation of transgender persons by mainstream media in Pakistan. It is evident multiple times that media is less sensitive towards transgender person’s dignity and they violate it in such a casual way which is not only concerning but disturbing as well. fdi counts on media as one of our important and key stakeholder for changing behavior towards transgender persons and...

In 2018, trans and gender diverse activists will come together twice in the space of 1 month to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) and to call for another International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization (October 21). This concurrence speaks loudly and clearly about the past, present and future of our communities and movements. This past June 2018, the World Health Organization announced the completion of the process of revision and reform of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)....

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Reflection by Mitch Yusof I was invited to attend the 2nd Asia Pacific Rainbow Family Forum in Hong Kong, 11th – 13th May 2018, which coincided with the International Family Equality Day (IFED) and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and it was certainly a refreshing new experience. Let’s face it, most of us who are activists or advocates, are oriented to action, with the usual focus is on “what’s out there”, and we usually put aside our own personal...

Terms of Reference Job Title: Research Project Manager Project: Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network Location: Bangkok, Thailand Contract Length: Over a period of 3 months - Dec - Apr 2018 with possible extension Application Deadline: 27 Sep 2018 1) General Background 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...

  The Asia and Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was launched in 2009, when a group of transgender women from various Asia and Pacific countries came together to champion the health, legal and social rights of trans women. In 2011, a trans man drew attention to the need to advocate for trans men and joined the APTN Board. Over the years, APTN has worked to build relationships with trans communities, organizations, governments, healthcare providers and other key stakeholders throughout the region. APTN’s...

  APTN would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Abhina Aher for serving on the Regional Steering Committee of APTN.   Abhina has a long involvement with APTN and was engaged in the founding dialogues of APTN. Abhina was nominated and served in APTN’s first Regional Steering Committee for the past three years. Abhina had significant involvement with the development of APTN’s Blueprint, initiating regional dialogue surrounding Global Fund activities and the transgender health consultation. She has been working on...