REGIONAL September 6, 2018

Asia Pacific LGBT Org Celebrates Decriminalisation Of Homosexuality In India

Bangkok, Thursday 6 September 2018: A historic ruling by the Supreme Court in India which is set to decriminalize homosexuality in the country has been welcomed by APCOM, a leading Asia Pacific HIV and LGBT* rights community network. Announced today, the ruling has determined that laws which prohibit homosexual intercourse are unconstitutional and has been met with jubilation by LGBT …

REGIONAL August 31, 2018

HIV & LGBT Heroes Set To Shine At 2018 Asia-Pacific Community Service Awards

BANGKOK, Monday 3 September 2018: HIV and LGBT 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 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 …

PUBLICATIONS August 23, 2018

New Reports Highlight Process Of South Asia HIV Response

At the recent AIDS 2018 conference we also launched a series of new reports that we’ve produced which summarise the progress being made in response to the impact of HIV in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We’ve also produced a discussion paper on the landscape of HIV service delivery for MSM and transgender people in Sri …

REGIONAL August 3, 2018

New HIV Info App Features Asia Pacific Research On HIV Self-Testing

Bangkok, Monday 6 August, 2018: Information on HIV testing, including research about HIV self-testing and voluntary assisted partner notification in Asia, can now be quickly accessed through a new World Health Organisation app. Conducted by Asia Pacific HIV and rights community network APCOM, the research focuses on the values and preferences on HIV self-testing and voluntary assisted partner notification among …

REGIONAL July 26, 2018

PrEP MAP Shows The Way To Increasing Use Of HIV Prevention Drug In Asia Pacific

Amsterdam, Friday 27 July 2018: Increasing awareness of HIV combination prevention and access to HIV prevention drug PrEP for people in Asia and the Pacific is the aim of a new digital resource called PrEP MAP which was launched yesterday at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam. Produced by Asia Pacific HIV and rights community network APCOM and supported by …

NEWSROOM July 25, 2018

APCOM Launches New ‘Leaving No One Behind’ Strategy

Amsterdam, Thursday 26 July, 2018: Taking a bold, ambitious and tenacious approach to building a more effective response to the health and rights of gay men, other men who have sex with men and SOGIESC* people in Asia and the Pacific is the focus of our new 2018-2020 strategic framework. Based in Bangkok, APCOM represents and works with over 200 …

LEARNING July 17, 2018

APCOM To Hightlight Asia Pacific At AIDS 2018 Conference

Bangkok, Tuesday 17 July 2018: Asia Pacific HIV and rights community network APCOM is gearing up for a full schedule of activities at the world’s biggest global HIV conference AIDS 2018 which takes place next week in Amsterdam. Based in Bangkok, APCOM represents and works with over 200 community organisations across 38 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to inform …

NEWSROOM July 17, 2018

APCOM Annual Update 2017

APCOM is proud to release our 2017 Annual Update, detailing the contribution our activities throughout the year made towards improving the health and rights of the communities we serve across Asia and the Pacific. 2017 was a special year for APCOM as we marked 10 years of working with our communities throughout the region. Our report highlights some of the …

REGIONAL July 16, 2018

NO LONGER LEFT BEHIND – SOGIESC Asia and the Pacific Call for Action in the Humanitarian System

We, SOGIESC activists, human rights defenders and CSOs from countries in Asia and the Pacific, have come together in solidarity at the Pride in the Humanitarian System consultation to reflect on our collective experience during humanitarian events and offer the humanitarian system insights from our lived experiences and our unique needs. We have had an opportunity to listen and engage …

NEWSROOM June 5, 2018

Pride In The Humanitarian System: Promoting Inclusion And Rights For LGBTIQ People In Disaster Preparedness And Response

Bangkok, Thailand — A long-neglected component of resilience-building, response and recovery in humanitarian settings is the need to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. Next week over one hundred LGBTIQ activists from twenty countries from Afghanistan to the Cook Islands will meet with international humanitarian organisations to call for action on the exclusion of LGBTIQ+ people from …