PUBLICATIONS February 21, 2017

Tools Aiming at Integrating SOGIE Issues at Organizational Level

Islands of Southeast Asia Networks on Male and Transgender Sexual Health (ISEAN), in partnership with APCOM, and with support from Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), conducted a desk review and meta-analysis of existing tools and products on SOGI to identify gaps in SOGI-related engagements among community advocates in Southeast Asia, and to contribute in the competency to become experts …

ADVOCACY February 19, 2017

How to Report Human Rights Violations Faced by LGBTIQ People to National Human Rights Institutions in South Asia

Six countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) have established a national human rights institution (NHRI), all of which include complaint mechanisms. The establishment of these NHRIs has provided MSM and transgender people with access to complaints mechanisms that can help resolve human rights violations these marginalised communities often face. However, several challenges remain limiting the …

NEWSROOM February 8, 2017

APCOM Congratulates Youth Voices Count with the Decisions Taken on Their New Direction

Following the information from the Youth Voices Count Core Working Group, APCOM would like to congratulate the network with the successful conclusion of their strategic process and the decisions taken in their recent meeting, including the confirmation of Niluka Perera as the Regional Coordinator of the network. APCOM has supported Youth Voices Count over the last 6 years in many …

PUBLICATIONS January 11, 2017

APCOM Report Finds Tangible Involvement among Cambodian MSM and Transgender Community in the Global Fund New Funding Model, Encourages Continuity to Grant Implementation

APCOM and Bandanh Chaktomok, the national network of MSM and transgender communities in Cambodia, has launched the Scoping Report: CAMBODIA: The involvement of the MSM and transgender community with the Global Fund New Funding Model Country Processes. APCOM has conducted a scoping report in the country to assess the level of community engagement in the Global Fund New Funding Model …

RESEARCH January 9, 2017

The World Bank Embracing Diversity through New LGBTI Surveys in Thailand

As we observe the International Day for Tolerance this month, let’s remind ourselves that tolerance for diversity represents the first step on the path to social inclusion, and that diversity should not just be tolerated—it should be embraced and celebrated. Yet, around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people confront multifaceted challenges that prevent them from fully …

PREVENTION January 4, 2017

TestBKK’s Outreach at White Party Bangkok 2017

APCOM’s Bangkok-based HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men – TestBKK – brought down a high-altitude fantasy of Mile High Club on to their recent outreach at White Party Bangkok – Asia’s biggest gay new year party spanning from 30 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. The term Mile High Club refers to two people engaging in sexual activity in …

ADVOCACY December 21, 2016

Another Victory of the UN Rejecting Another Effort to Suspend the Mandate of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

On Monday, December 19th, a group of states attempted to halt the mandate of the Independent Expert on the “protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The position of Independent Expert in SOGI was created by the passing of UN Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/32/2 in June of this year and is held by …

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 …