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Application Deadline: 5 June 2020 (Extended) Special Call for Applications 2020-21 Due to the COVID-19 global crisis, many events related to Beijing+25 may be postponed or cancelled, and related advocacy opportunities with national governments are also likely affected. Therefore we have adjusted the deadline for our "Claiming Our Voices: Beijing+25 Review and Follow-up" call for applications to 23 April 2020 5 June 2020. The grants selection timelines will also be impacted so the results will be announced in July/August. Are you an organisation engaging...

We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on how we can improve your experience on our APTN website! (www.weareaptn.org). This survey should just take about 8-10 minutes of your time, and we are accepting submissions until 17th May 2020. Feel free to share this survey with friends/colleagues that know about APTN and could contribute to this information.Thank you for your help, your feedback will be very valuable for us and help us build a better website, stay tuned! Take...

Joint Statement: Trans Advocacy Week 2020  31st March 2020 Over the past 3 years, every June, Trans Advocacy Week (TAW) has been a key event at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible for us to convene a regular TAW2020. We don’t know when international institutions will come back to their usual work, international travel will be allowed, or meeting in person will be safe for all. But we do know that trans people and...

Asia Pacific, like many other regions across the world, is witnessing an unprecedented health emergency with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the implications of which will be devastating and long-lasting for those at the margins of the society, including trans and gender diverse people. On this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), we remind all stakeholders, especially decision-makers in the government, the national human rights institutions and United Nations (UN) human rights bodies, and donors, to recognise the unique vulnerabilities of...

Date: 27 March 2020 We are writing to you in the midst of a global pandemic that is evolving rapidly by the hour. The Asia Pacific Transgender Network has been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and thinking about how it is affecting the lives of the communities, and the critical work that the trans and gender diverse movement does. Following the global health guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO), APTN is taking prudent steps to protect the wellbeing of...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6879" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Denied Work: An audit on job discrimination on the basis of gender identity in South-East Asia Discrimination and lack of equal employment opportunities are common experiences of trans people. For some, problems arise while they are already employed, especially when they are trying to engage in a social transition in the workplace. For many, however, problems arise at the job hiring stage. Identification documents and educational certificates often ‘out’ trans people, even when their physical appearance does...

Functional title : Finance and Administrative Officer Location : Bangkok, Thailand Application Deadline:  12 December 2019 Language required : English and Thai Duration of initial contract : 1 Year with possible renewal  Background The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) launched in December 2009 is the first regional network advocating for the legal recognition and rights of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific. Envisioning a society that upholds, respects, and protects the diversity, safety, equality, and dignity of trans /transgender people, the mission of APTN is...

Wednesday 20 November 2019Bangkok, Thailand, Stigma and discrimination against trans and gender-diverse people results in horrifying violations of human rights, including violence, extortion, physical and sexual assault, and murder. Every year, we gather to mourn and commemorate those who have lost their lives to transphobia.  This day, the 20th of November, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day reminds us that trans people still experience disproportionate injustice and violence. This day reminds us that we must continue to create space for...

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...