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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...

The 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is celebrated today and on November 20 each year in tribute to those transgender men and women who have lost their lives to hate crimes or suffered from prejudice. TDoR began in San Francisco and is now held worldwide, bringing greater visibility to the transgender community and highlighting the hatred and ignorance transgender people face daily. Violence against transgender people is increasing worldwide. A project monitoring transgender violence – Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide...

[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="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...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5587" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region The report aims to provide a research framework to guide governments, civil society, donors and key stakeholders to design and produce relevant research as part of collective effort to reduce the extreme vulnerability of transgender people to HIV, while protecting their rights in the Asia-Pacific Region. The conceptualization and development process underlying this report arose out of two meetings: the Asia Pacific Regional Dialogue of...