REGIONAL October 16, 2019

APCOM calls for more LGBTQI protection at the ASEAN

Populism and othering have negative effects on the rights and freedoms of marginalized groups in the ASEAN region. This was one of the themes discussed and explored at the convergence space on human rights, democracy and access to justice at the ASEAN Civil Society Policy Forum/ASEAN People’s Forum 2019. The session held last September 10 at the Thammasat University was …

REGIONAL October 16, 2019

Taiwan Symposium Puts Spotlight on MSM Chemsex

A recent ground-breaking symposium in Taiwan was the first meeting of its kind to explore the issue and health impacts of chemsex among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Asia Pacific region. Chemsex – combing sex with the use of recreational drugs such as crystal meth and GHB/GBL – is an emerging issue with growing concerns among …

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SHOWCASE October 16, 2019

G-Teens the Series: More TestBKK Initiative to Make HIV Information Less Boring for Young Generations

In September, TestBKK, APCOM’s HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men in Bangkok, launched a series of manga (Japanese-styled cartoon) about HIV-related information and services, called ‘G-Teens the Series’. Targeting young gay men ages 15 to 24, the six-episode manga is anchored in casual conversations among a group of four gay friends sharing their personal issues and exchanging information about …

POLICIES September 17, 2019

Revisiting Christianity, Sexual Diversity and Access to Health Services

From February to May 2016, I was involved in a qualitative research collaboration with APCOM. Our aim was to investigate the impact of mainstream Christian institutions on the accessibility of MSM, TG and PLHIV to health services in the Asia Pacific. Both elite and grassroots interviews, in person and online, were carried out in Singapore, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong …

NEWSROOM September 16, 2019

LGBT Short Films Celebrated during Mongolia’s PRIDE WEEK

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 06 September 2019 – Short films depicting the lives of LGBT community were showcased through a competition last weekend during Mongolia’s PRIDE Celebration at the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. HIDDEN LOVE, a short film supported in part by Youth LEAD, and produced by a team of young people, has won the first place. In 6 minutes, HIDDEN LOVE presents …

REGIONAL September 16, 2019

KHANA (Country Partner Organization) activity

From 26 – 27 March 2019, KHANA with the technical assistance support APCOM organized a 2-day capacity building workshop on Global Fund for key population. This workshop was held in Phnom Penh City, in Cambodia. 35 participants attended this workshop, including representatives from KP (Key population) networks, CCM secretariat, KP representatives of CCM, and other key stakeholders. On 14 June …

NEWSROOM September 16, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Update is now available!

2018 marked a year of consolidation for APCOM across a range of initiatives and objectives. One of the most important was the development and launch of TENACITY, our Strategic Framework for 2018-2020. This vital organisational framework will guide our work over the next few years and commits APCOM to taking a bold, ambitious and tenacious approach to building a more …

ADVOCACY August 26, 2019

HIV & LGBT HEROES SET TO SHINE AT THE 3RD ASIA-PACIFIC COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

BANGKOK, 15 August 2019: HIV and LGBTI 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 3rd 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 …

ADVOCACY August 6, 2019

RCF Strategic Opportunity Funding Request for Proposals

The Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks (RCF) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its new Strategic Opportunity Funding. The Fund will award grants in 2020 to be implemented during the 18-month period between the middle of 2020 and the end of 2021. Please find attached to this email: ·         Communiqué from the RCF International Steering Committee …

PREVENTION August 6, 2019

testBKK’s online influencers Promote PrEP uptakes and new Xpress service

testBKK’s online influencers take the internet to raise awareness on PrEP uptakes and promote the rapid HIV testing with Xpress service in July. The campaign aims to increase the number of PrEP users in Bangkok and reduce stigma around PrEP uptakes and HIV testing as well as to introduce and promote the Xpress service, the latest HIV-related service which offers …