UNCATEGORISED December 10, 2018

Babaylanes In The Regional Inception Meeting in Bali

SOGIE-based stigma and discrimination resulting in exclusion has economic impacts on the lives of LGBTQI. This illustrates the interdependence between civil and political rights and economic rights. The results of the landmark study of Prof Lee Badgett on the economic cost of homophobia in India certainly contributed to drawing attention and discussions to economic and financial inclusion of the LGBTQI.  …

UNCATEGORISED December 10, 2018

Suara Kita In The Regional Inception Meeting in Bali

My name is Teguh Iman Affandi. I have worked with Suara Kita for seven years. Suara Kita in an LGBTIQ organization in Indonesia which  advocating LGBT rights. In order to mainstream LGBTIQ rights, Suara Kita is developing sexual diversity discourse. Therefore, its main activities are organizing public lecture with University, improving knowledge and skills of LGBTIQ community, campaigning, publishing books, producing videos. …

UNCATEGORISED December 7, 2018

Micro Rainbow Cambodia Participates in a Regional Inception Meeting in Bali

In South East Asia, discrimination against LGBTI people happens every day. Some places in the region actively discourage LGBTI persons from applying for jobs, others fail to employ them following an interview. Employers do not value the capability of a person, choosing rather to discriminate against them because of their gender identity, sexual orientation and gender expression.  From 10-12 October …

UNCATEGORISED December 7, 2018

LaoPHA’s reflection on Finance Inc. Inception meeting in Bali

In Laos as in many parts of the world, lesbian, gay men, bisexual and transgender people or LGBT people continue to be marginalized populations. In Laos, the Government does not officially recognize the existence of LGBT people. There is very little to no data on the number and problems that LGBT people are experiencing which can be used to inform …

UNCATEGORISED December 20, 2017

APCOM Highlights Nexus Of HIV, Health and Rights At ILGA Asia Conference

BANGKOK, Friday 8 December 2017: In the lead up to this Sunday’s International Human Rights Day (10 December), APCOM has used the platform of the 7th ILGA Asia Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to underscore the vital link between human rights and good health outcomes for LGBTI people and people affected by HIV. The 7th biennial conference of the International …

UNCATEGORISED February 22, 2012

Policy Focus: PrEP Could Be a “Game Changer” In Fight against HIV

Pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP)—taking antiretroviral medications to prevent HIV transmission—could be a “game changer” for HIV prevention. PrEP has demonstrated partial efficacy with men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and heterosexuals in several recent studies. Recent modeling of PrEP implementation coupled with scaled up treatment predicts that PrEP could significantly reduce HIV incidence and prevalence. And if PrEP …