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 …

SHOWCASE November 22, 2018

Great Entertainment And Auction Bargains To Make LGBT Embassy Gala A Night To Remember

International and local performers are set to shine while guests vie for US$30,000 worth of auction bargains at the 2018 HERO Awards, a special LGBT World AIDS Day gala at Bangkok’s British Embassy on Friday 30 November. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual event in Bangkok which acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response …

SHOWCASE November 12, 2018

Japanese LGBT Hero Taiga Ishikawa To Receive Special Prize 
At Asia Pacific Community Service Awards

Bangkok, 12 Nov 2018:Taiga Ishikawa, one of Japan’s leading advocates for the health and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, has been named as the winner of a special accolade to be presented at the HERO Awards gala in Bangkok on Friday 30 November 2018. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual …

SHOWCASE March 26, 2018

COMPASS Series

APCOM is excited to announce the release of our special COMPASS Series, a set of reports that highlight the main features of APCOM’s wide array of programming. The series stands as a culmination of the organization’s biggest initiatives, most of which have spanned multiple years and countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Below please find a short description of each report along …

SHOWCASE March 7, 2018

Limelight: Yasmine – Indonesian Transgender Woman

Born to Muslim and Hindu parents on the island paradise of Bali, Indonesia, Yasmine began life as the only boy in a family of five children, and following the traditions of the island, took on the Islam religion of her father. At the early age of 17, Yasmine began her transformation, starting with makeup and eventually began hormone therapy and …

SHOWCASE March 7, 2018

Limelight: Kris Uy – From Haiyan Survivor to HIV Warrior

Kris Uy or fondly called by his members Sir JC is a founder of a Regional Advocacy and Support Group for People Living with HIV and AIDS in a region who was once survived the strongest typhoon that ever hit land, Super Typhoon Haiyan.  Based in Tacloban City, a highly urbanized city settling across the beautiful San Pedro Bay, the …

SHOWCASE December 1, 2017

Ideas From Asia Pacific Hiv And Rights Summit Provide New Hope On World Aids Day

BANGKOK, Friday 1 December 2017: The Asia Pacific response to HIV has been given a welcome dose of hope for today’s World AIDS Day following a landmark meeting of the region’s HIV and rights workers in Bangkok that will help develop new strategies for tackling the region’s HIV epidemic and its impact on vulnerable communities. The strategies are set to …

SHOWCASE November 1, 2017

LGBT and HIV hero Ashok Row Kavi to receive special prize at Asia Pacific Community Service Awards

Bangkok, 27 Oct 2017: Ashok Row Kavi, one of Asia’s leading advocates for the health and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as well as people affected by HIV, has been named as the winner of a special accolade at the forthcoming HERO Awards fundraising gala in Bangkok. Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards …