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Terms of Reference Consultancy Title: Organizational Development Consultant Duty Station: Home-based (with possible travel to Bangkok) Application Deadline:  11 November 2019 Contract Duration: 30 days (November to December 2019)  Reports to: Executive Director BackgroundSince it was founded in 2009, APTN has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. The network serves as a platform for transgender people to advocate for access...

The Asia and Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was launched in 2009 and over the years has worked to build relationships with trans communities, organizations, governments, healthcare providers and other key stakeholders throughout the region. APTN’s reports and publications have helped guide social policy reform and human rights advances for trans people in many countries in Asia and the Pacific. Today, APTN is a leader in advocating for the rights of trans and gender diverse people throughout Asia and the Pacific.APTN...

Terms of Reference Post title: Advocacy CoordinatorDuty station: Bangkok, ThailandApplication Deadline:  14 October 2019Contract Duration: October 2019 - March 2020 (possibility of extension dependent on funding)Reports to: Executive Director Background The Asia and Pacific Transgender Network was launched in December 2009, when 15 transgender women from 10 Asia and Pacific countries and regions came together to champion the health, legal and social rights of transgender women. A milestone in the history of transgender people in the region, they demanded recognition as a distinct demographic group with...

Consultancy Title: DRL Mid-term Project External Evaluator for the “Peer-led Study on Trans Rights and Transphobic Violence in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea” Application Deadline: 15 October 2019 (Extended) Location: Home-based Position (preferably based in Asia and the Pacific region) Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) Foundation Language Required: English Duration and Length of Contract: Fifteen (15) working days within October to November 2019 Project and Reference: US-DRL / S-LMAQM-17-GR-1190  Background of the Project: In September 2017, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was granted support by...

Project Reference: QMZ-H-APTN-1-SKPA-01Application Deadline: 15 October 2019 (Extended)Position Title: Project Coordinator (SKPA) Location: Home-based (preferably based in Bangkok, Thailand or from Asia region)Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network Foundation (APTN)Language Required: EnglishLength of Contract: 30 days Contract Duration: 7 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 Background of the Project:The Asia and Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was launched in 2009, with transgender people from various Asia and the Pacific countries coming together to champion the health, legal and social rights of trans people. Over the...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7450" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Meet Chamindra   Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana is a researcher, educator, political analyst, international consultant and journalist, specialising in the areas of gender politics, the politics of deeply divided societies and international relations. Originally from Sri Lanka, APTN is excited to have her join the APTN Regional Steering Committee. The RSC responsibility will be to represent the work of APTN and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.   We look forward to the insight she will provide APTN and...

The ICD-11 is about to be voted in at the World Health Assembly, after being completed last year by the World Health Organization. After moving trans-related categories out of the Chapter on Mental Health, the next steps in the process include getting rid of the remaining pathologizing language and advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage. The following briefing provides in depth information and a Call to Action. For further details, please contact us at icd@transactivists.org. Outcomes of the technical revision process In 2018,...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7510" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Transgender-Competent Care Workshop Report 2019 Healthcare providers from across Southeast Asia had an opportunity to build their skills in providing affirming healthcare for transgender patients as part of the Transgender-Competent Care Workshop, held in Bangkok on January 15, 2019. Here is the report. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7509" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] 中国跨性别者寻求性别确认医疗程序时遇到的障碍 本报告纪录了中国的跨性别者在寻求性别确认医疗程序及相关卫生服务,或依照自己的性别认同改变性 别特征方面所面临的障碍。报告侧重于个人在中国的公共卫生系统中寻求性别确认手术及激素疗法的经 历。在此基础上,国际特赦组织总结出了此过程中的三大障碍,第一,中国的跨性别者严重缺乏进行性 别确认医疗程序的健康相关信息;第二,符合严苛先决条件的人,才有资格进行性别确认手术;第三, 来自社会的污名及歧视让跨性别者难以进行并继续性别确认医疗程序,其中以家庭成员尤甚。本报告的 研究发现以现有定量研究作为依据,包括由联合国开发计划署及北京大学就中国的跨性别者寻求性别确 认医疗程序所进行的研究。 DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7505" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Barriers to Gender-Affirming Treatments for Transgender People in China (English) This report documents the barriers faced by transgender individuals in China who want to access gender- affirming treatments and related health care or modify their sex characteristics to accord with their sense of gender identity. With a particular focus on people’s experiences with accessing gender-affirming surgeries and hormone treatment in China’s public health system, Amnesty International found three main barriers to accessing this care: (i) a...