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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]...

[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...

[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 2018, trans and gender diverse activists will come together twice in the space of 1 month to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) and to call for another International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization (October 21). This concurrence speaks loudly and clearly about the past, present and future of our communities and movements. This past June 2018, the World Health Organization announced the completion of the process of revision and reform of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)....

  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="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][vc_gallery type="flexslider_slide" interval="3" images="6505,6508" img_size="" onclick=""][vc_column_text]Model Transgender Employment Policy negotiating for inclusive workplaces from the Transgender Law Center provides resources and information about ways to make the workplace more inclusive. This model policy and guide will clarify the law and help your company welcome and include transgender, gender non-conforming, and transitioning employees. Below is a sample policy1 that your company can use as the basis for creating your own inclusive policy to ensure transgender, gender non-conforming, and transitioning employees feel safe...

[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...