SHOWCASE May 30, 2017

The Humsafar Trust’s IDAHOT 2017 Celebration

The Humsafar Trust (Humsafar), our partner under the Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA) based in Mumbai, India, convened events to observe International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) across six different Indian states. Supported by the same grant, Humsafar collaborated with various local community-based organizations to commemorate the Day that has a global theme of family acceptance. Below is …

SHOWCASE March 9, 2017

Pireh Male Health Society Teaching Sex and Gender Equality to Hundreds of Pakistani Young Leaders

The 7th Pakistan Youth Congress (PYC) was held in Islamabad in January 2017. Initiated by Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF), PYC is one of the biggest youth development project for Pakistani youth. Every year, since 2009, youngsters from all over Pakistan participated in this project. They interact with each other and engage in efficient learning activities that facilitate their knowledge …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 5): Functions of NHRIs

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 4): Actualising Human Rights

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 3): National Pledges

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 2): International Commitments

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice

In South Asia, six countries have created National Human Rights Institution (NHRIs), all of which include complaint mechanisms. Three of these NHRIs (Afghanistan, India and Nepal) have been accredited with an “A” status, two (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) have been accredited with a “B” status, and Pakistan’s NHRI has only recently been established and does not have accreditation. In Bhutan, …

PUBLICATIONS September 24, 2014

Headlight: Understanding WHO’s Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Services

APCOM’s Headlight Series aims to increase access to important global and regional policies, strategic information and other high-level publications, including legal and policy analyses, research reports, and skills-building tools by summarising information into short briefs using simple language. In partnership with Youth Voices Count, this Headlight summarised the Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations, which was …

PUBLICATIONS May 18, 2014

Young MSM & Transgender People and the Law

Summarizing regional high-level discussions and analysis on issues affecting the rights and health of the key affected population

A Bite Size Brief is a document presented in simpler format using easily understandable language, which summarizes regional high-level discussions and/or analysis on issues affecting the rights and health of the key affected population. In partnership with Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), APCOM developed this “I read it for you” material that identifies key regional strategic information and inform …