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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="7786" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Regional Mapping Report on Trans Health, Rights and Development in Asia This Mapping Report highlights recent steps taken at a regional level to improve trans people’s access to comprehensive health care, including gender-affirming health services. It also outlines the purpose of the From Bridges to Barriers conference and how this report would be used in health and policy discussions. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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="7356" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Importance of Trans Comprehensive Health Services to the HIV Responses: Lessons Learned from TANGERINE Community Health Center This presentation is the Intellectual Property of Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre. It outlines comprehensive health services to HIV Responses for Trans people. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6990" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] From Barriers to Bridges: Full Meeting Report This report details the full sessions and events of the From Barriers to Bridges (FB2B) Conference held in September 2017. In this report, each session is highlighted to provider greater detail of the dialogues that occurred surrounding trans health. Read the full report to learn about the current situation and access to trans health services throughout the region from trans community members, health providers and policy makers.   DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

  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="6921" img_size="full" css=".vc_custom_1541454436457{background-image: url(https://www.weareaptn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-5.28.52-PM.png?id=6541) !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Increasing Access to HIV and other Health Services for Trans People in Asia In September 2017, APTN brought together over 150 people from over 14 countries to participate in the first regional trans-focused conference to discuss trans health and rights. This report highlights the current efforts and challenges throughout the region to support transgender communities and ensure their greater participation in the delivery of services and research. The event was supported by the United States...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6925" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] แนวทางต้นแบบ การให้บริการสุขภาพ ที่ครอบคลุมแก่บุคคลข้ามเพศ และชุมชนบุคคลข้ามเพศ ในภูมิภาคเอเชียและแปซิฟิก DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6918" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Hướng dẫn tổng thể Hướng dẫn Chăm sóc Toàn diện cho Người Chuyển giới và Cộng đồng Chuyển giới tại Châu Á và Thái Bình Dương The Asia Pacific Trans Health Blueprint is a tool for the work we all do to improve health and human rights for trans people and trans communities. It is a comprehensive, accessible trans health reference document for trans community advocates, health professionals, policymakers, and those who design or deliver services to...