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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7336" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Violence: Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans People in Asia Lesbians, bisexual women and transgender (LBT) individuals in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka face violence and exclusion in every sphere of their lives. This violence is fueled by laws that criminalize same sex relations and gender non-conformity and encouraged by governments who tolerate, endorse, or directly sponsor the violent clamp-down on those who do not follow prevailing norms on sexual...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7282" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Know Violence: Exploring the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in South Asia This report by UNDP, ICRW and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in seven South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is based on focus group discussions in 12 sites...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6914" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] 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...