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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7478" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Conference Report - 7th ILGA Asia Conference - Foreword from ILGA Asia Executive Board The 7th ILGA Asia Regional Conference took place from 4-8 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, hosted by Rainbow Community Kampuchea. The conference was divided into 2 days of pre-conference and 3 days of main conference. Some of the pre-conference meetings were not open to the public, while all of the sessions during the main conference were open to everyone, although decision-making...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7475" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Discussion Paper on Empowerment and Capacity Development for Parents of LGBTI Persons in Asia This discussion paper documents the outcomes of the Regional Meeting on Empowerment and Capacity Development for Parents of LGBTI Persons in Asia. The meeting was convened in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on August 24-25, 2018 to accomplish four objectives: (1) understand the role and impact of parents of LGBTI persons in Asian societies; (2) share and document best practices in engagement...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7472" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Trainer’s Training to Address Domestic Violence and Family Violence (DV/FV) of LGBTI Persons OutRight, EnGendeRights and Women and Media Collective partnered to tackle barriers to family violence and domestic violence protections for LGBTI communities. This resource is the presentation given during our trainer of trainer's workshops conducted at barangays in Quezon City, Philippines. Quezon City was selected as the pilot city to launch the project because it is the largest and most populated city in Metro Manila...

May 17, 2019 APTN is proud to join the global movement celebrating  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).  The theme for this year’s IDAHOT is Justice and Protection For All, an important and meaningful topic that is intertwined in all the work that APTN does. Trans people experience lack of protections  that extend to many areas of their lives and affects their personal safety and security, opportunities for meaningful and fulfilling employment, access to education, legal gender recognition, adequate...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Chamindra Weerawardhana [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="7450" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]A Sri Lankan national, Chamindra is a political analyst, educator and international consultant, with experience in political lobbying, public policy, gender justice advocacy, academic research and university teaching. Her discipline is International Relations, and her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed publications and in media outlets in several countries. Her first book, Decolonising Peacebuilding: Managing Conflict from Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka and Beyond, was published in autumn 2018. She is an advisor to...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Vaito'a Toelupe, RSC [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="7441" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Vaito’a Toelupe is a proud fa’afafine activist from the Heart of Polynesia SAMOA. A Technical Advisor to the Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA) which is a Trans led movement with the mandated role and passion of empowering and advancing SOGIESC people and communities in Samoa. She is the Fa’afafine / SOGIESC Member of the Samoa National Human Rights Council under the Samoa Office of the Ombudsman and National Human Rights Institute. Chairperson of the...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7436" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] ENHANCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIONS FOR LGBT IN PHILIPPINES AND SRI LANKA DOWNLOAD FILIPINO BROCHURE PDF DOWNLOAD FILIPINO PROTOCOL PROCEDURE PDF DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION OF TRAINER FOR TRAINER PDF [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7433" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 6 Human rights instruments such as the Yogyakarta Principles (2007) affirm that persons with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions (SOGIE)—also referred to under the umbrella term LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer) persons—are equally entitled to the same human rights as all other individuals. Here is a resource for good practices in integrating gender into humanitarian action and rights. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7430" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] HOLDING GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT A GUIDE TO SHADOW REPORTING ON ECONOMIC SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS These shadow reports do bring local voices to the international forum, and can gain the support of the CESCR’s international experts, to affect Government policy. As well as this, shadow reporting is essential in assisting the work of the CESCR in monitoring how the State is complying with its obligations under the ICESCR. For the CESCR to get the most accurate...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7427" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A GUIDE FOR ADVOCATES WORKING ON HUMAN RIGHTS RELATING TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY This guide is designed as a practical aid to working with the United Nation’s system of independent human rights experts, known as the Special Procedures, for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and advocates working on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Special Procedures system is made up of experts, usually titled Special Rapporteurs, assigned to investigate and report on the realization of...