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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)....

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...

Regional FGD Consultant (KPRA) – Terms of Reference Consultancy: International/ Regional FGD Consultant – Design Focus Group Discussion on current HIV and health policies, programs and services for transgender people and mapping of transgender organizations in Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam   Project: Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network Location: Home-based Contract Length: Sep - Dec 2018 Duration: 12 days Application Deadline: Background Recent reports and research studies offer a glimpse into the lived experiences of trans people worldwide.  Together they paint a picture of stigma,...

Forums for Dignity (FDI) Pakistan released an official statement and review on trans inclusion for election 2018 in Pakistan with you all. It has been very encouraging to see transgender citizens participating in political and electoral process despite some administrative gaps and challenges they faced through out. FDI's #Transvote campaign has been one of the highlights for this entire phase of transgender electoral process and attracted the attention of all major media outlets including BBC, Reuters, Aljazeera, Guardian, APF, and many...

  APTN would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Sulique Waqa for serving on the Regional Steering Committee of APTN.   Sulique joined APTN’s Regional Steering Committee in 2015 and has worked closely with the APTN secretariat and Thai Foundation Board to provide her unique insight to achieve APTN’s goals and strengthen the transgender movement in the region.   Sulique is an important member of APTN and contributed greatly to carrying out the work that APTN has done including providing input to the...

Consultancy Title: Legal Gender Recognition (LGR) National Consultant in Fiji – Conduct a legal and policy assessment on legal gender recognition in Fiji Location: Fiji (open to Fiji nationals or those residing in Fiji only) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Language Required: English Duration and Length of Contract: 20 working days within August 2018 to March 2019 Application Deadline: 17 August 2018 Project and Reference: US-DRL / S-LMAQM-17-GR-1190   Background:   The Pacific, particularly Polynesia, has a long history of gender diversity including culturally specific terms such as Fa’afafine (Samoa),...

    AIDS 2018 is a week away! The conference consists of hundreds of events and incredible opportunities to learn about the work that is being done by communities, researchers, academics, and government throughout the world. We’ve collected some details on the sessions and workshops that are led by and concerning our trans global family as well as starring (*)  the sessions that focus on the Asia and Pacific region.   You can view the full conference schedule online.   If you would like to get in...