REGIONAL August 31, 2018

HIV & LGBT Heroes Set To Shine At 2018 Asia-Pacific Community Service Awards

BANGKOK, Monday 3 September 2018: HIV and LGBT community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific are set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual gala event in Bangkok …

REGIONAL July 26, 2018

PrEP MAP Shows The Way To Increasing Use Of HIV Prevention Drug In Asia Pacific

Amsterdam, Friday 27 July 2018: Increasing awareness of HIV combination prevention and access to HIV prevention drug PrEP for people in Asia and the Pacific is the aim of a new digital resource called PrEP MAP which was launched yesterday at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam. Produced by Asia Pacific HIV and rights community network APCOM and supported by …

NEWSROOM July 25, 2018

APCOM Launches New ‘Leaving No One Behind’ Strategy

Amsterdam, Thursday 26 July, 2018: Taking a bold, ambitious and tenacious approach to building a more effective response to the health and rights of gay men, other men who have sex with men and SOGIESC* people in Asia and the Pacific is the focus of our new 2018-2020 strategic framework. Based in Bangkok, APCOM represents and works with over 200 …

NEWSROOM July 17, 2018

APCOM Annual Update 2017

APCOM is proud to release our 2017 Annual Update, detailing the contribution our activities throughout the year made towards improving the health and rights of the communities we serve across Asia and the Pacific. 2017 was a special year for APCOM as we marked 10 years of working with our communities throughout the region. Our report highlights some of the …

REGIONAL July 16, 2018

NO LONGER LEFT BEHIND – SOGIESC Asia and the Pacific Call for Action in the Humanitarian System

We, SOGIESC activists, human rights defenders and CSOs from countries in Asia and the Pacific, have come together in solidarity at the Pride in the Humanitarian System consultation to reflect on our collective experience during humanitarian events and offer the humanitarian system insights from our lived experiences and our unique needs. We have had an opportunity to listen and engage …

NEWSROOM June 5, 2018

Pride In The Humanitarian System: Promoting Inclusion And Rights For LGBTIQ People In Disaster Preparedness And Response

Bangkok, Thailand — A long-neglected component of resilience-building, response and recovery in humanitarian settings is the need to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. Next week over one hundred LGBTIQ activists from twenty countries from Afghanistan to the Cook Islands will meet with international humanitarian organisations to call for action on the exclusion of LGBTIQ+ people from …

NEWSROOM May 24, 2018

In memory of APCOM’s founder the late Shivananda Khan

This week we honour the memory and achievements of APCOM’s founder the late Shivananda Khan who died five years ago on 20 May 2013. Shivananda was a huge force in our region’s response to HIV and LGBT issues for decades whose passing was a tragic loss for our community. He was a true pioneer with a splendid vision on how …

NEWSROOM May 4, 2018

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) discussion

In late April, various heads of state gathered for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to discuss their shared global challenges and agreed actions to make the future better for future generations. Ahead of the meetings, the Commonwealth Equality Network (CEN) made a special call for LGBTI organizations and individuals to make a strong presence, with a focus on …

RESEARCH April 2, 2018

Online Survey To Lift Lid On Sex Lives Of Young Gay Men In South East Asia

A ground breaking new survey is aiming to find out more about the sex lives and health of young gay and bisexual men in the greater Mekong region of South East Asia to help improve the regional response to alarming rates of HIV transmission. The confidential survey is part of the PULSE initiative, a research, advocacy and capacity building project …

NEWSROOM February 23, 2018

Asia Pac HIV Key Population Networks Seek More Influence Over Global Fund Grant-Making

Bangkok, 22 February, 2018: A coalition of regional key population networks responding to the impact of HIV in Asia and the Pacific is calling for its members to be more involved in managing key grants from the internationally funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund). Earlier this month, the Global Fund and UNAIDS co-hosted a …