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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PRESS RELEASE  29 June 2018   The second  UN Trans Advocacy Week gathered together 23 trans and gender diverse human rights defenders from 19 countries for the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This historic event was a joint initiative by a  trans-led collaborative work, centering trans activism and issues at this  significant, global arena. It was organized by the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association...

  In a historic moment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released the official version of the ICD-11 in which all trans-related categories were removed from the chapter of Mental and Behavioral Disorders. In response to the achievement, Joe Wong the Executive Director of APTN stated that “the removal of trans-related categories from the ICD chapter of  Mental and Behavior Disorders is a great accomplishment and reveals the decades-long work that trans people have been working for globally. This is a necessary...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5581" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Regional assessment of HIV, STI and other health needs of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific There has been ongoing concern by MSM and transgender organizations that the transgender community in Asia and the Pacific has been ignored. At the request of transgender delegates at the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific held in Busan, Republic of Korea, and in line with contextualizing implementation of the WHO global and regional guidance for HIV...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5574" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Joint Regional Technical Brief: HIV, STIs and Other Health Needs among Transgender People in Asia-Pacific Transgender people have special health needs that have been severely neglected. This Joint Regional Technical Brief, HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Other Essential Health Needs among Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific, was developed by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Transgender Network, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Development...