SHOWCASE November 30, 2018

HIV & LGBT Heroes Honoured At Bangkok World AIDS Day Gala

Bangkok, 1 Dec 2018: Heroes of HIV prevention, LGBT rights and community health were among nine people and organisations who were honoured at the 2018 Asia Pacific HERO Awards gala in Bangkok last night. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, and to the region’s lesbian, …

SHOWCASE November 23, 2018

Digital Security for Human Rights Defenders

In the past decade, the online space through the Internet has become a vital platform for activists, advocates, and human rights defenders in getting their voices heard. The use of the internet to tackle issues concerning human rights, meaningful participation in political processes, or raise awareness on relevant social issues has increasingly applied as a form of advocacy. However, engaging …

REGIONAL October 25, 2018

24 HIV & LGBTI Heroes To Be Honoured At Bangkok World AIDS Day Gala

Bangkok, 25 Oct 2018: A diverse and inspirational mix of 24 people and organisations from across Asia and the Pacific have been selected as finalists for this year’s HERO Awards, a gala World AIDS Day fundraising event taking place at Bangkok’s British Embassy in November. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual event which acknowledges …

REGIONAL October 12, 2018

New Project To Put Rainbow Over Asia’s Development Banking

BALI, Friday 12 October 2018: Helping financial institutions focused on international development in the Asia Pacific region to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is the aim of a new project which launched this week in Bali. The new initiative – called Finance Inc. – will develop a range of approaches to help community …

REGIONAL October 9, 2018

Manila Forum Counts The HIV Cost Of Criminalising Gay Sex, Drug Use & Sex Work

MANILA, Tuesday 9 October 2018: HIV advocates from across SE Asia have highlighted how reforming laws which criminalize homosexuality, drug use and sex work could unlock hundreds of millions of dollars that could help reduce the region’s escalating HIV epidemic among gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs. The advocates gathered in Manila in the Philippines …

REGIONAL September 6, 2018

Asia Pacific LGBT Org Celebrates Decriminalisation Of Homosexuality In India

Bangkok, Thursday 6 September 2018: A historic ruling by the Supreme Court in India which is set to decriminalize homosexuality in the country has been welcomed by APCOM, a leading Asia Pacific HIV and LGBT* rights community network. Announced today, the ruling has determined that laws which prohibit homosexual intercourse are unconstitutional and has been met with jubilation by LGBT …

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 August 3, 2018

New HIV Info App Features Asia Pacific Research On HIV Self-Testing

Bangkok, Monday 6 August, 2018: Information on HIV testing, including research about HIV self-testing and voluntary assisted partner notification in Asia, can now be quickly accessed through a new World Health Organisation app. Conducted by Asia Pacific HIV and rights community network APCOM, the research focuses on the values and preferences on HIV self-testing and voluntary assisted partner notification among …

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 …

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 …