SHOWCASE April 9, 2019

IRL (‘In Real Life’): Young people and the Global Fund

How does a young person see his engagements with the Global Fund (GF) processes, IRL? At the young age, Doan Thanh Tung has already founded Lighthouse, an organisation which has become one of the leaders for MSM advocacy and HIV service delivery in Hanoi, Vietnam. As a self-identified gay man and MSM, Tung considers himself as part of the young key …

ADVOCACY April 9, 2019

Statement of ASEAN Civil Society Organizations on the Full Enforcement of Sharia Law in Brunei Darussalam

We, the undersigned civil society organizations in the ASEAN region, urge the government of Brunei to immediately halt the full implementation of the Sharia Penal Code (SPC). The said law entails provisions that contradict international human rights standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination …

SHOWCASE April 1, 2019

APCOM co-hosts Art Exhibition To Raise Awareness And Support Marriage Equality

Bangkok, 1 April 2019: Raising awareness and support of those seeking marriage equality in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) community, River City Bangkok, in collaboration with private collector and curator James Tong of 37TONG | 叁拾柒堂is pleased to present BEYOND SKIN | 心 · 目by  NORM YIP exhibition in Bangkok. The Thai Government’s cabinet in December 2018 approved the civil partnership bill which will then be passed to the …

PUBLICATIONS March 27, 2019

Fact sheet on Global Fund STC Policy and the World Bank Transition Checklist

In order to attain the goal of “ending AIDS” by 2030, UNAIDS estimates that US$26.2 billion will be needed in 2020 alone- an increase of US1.5 billion per year globally. However, recent funding trends indicate that high-income countries will continue to reduce funding for the HIV response in low- and middle-income countries. In preparation for the increasing decline of donor …

NEWSROOM February 28, 2019

Restructure of APCOM

As you may have heard APCOM is going through some organisational changes. Following an internal review, we are restructuring the team to improve how we work as an organisation and to better align ourselves with TENACITY our 2018-2020 strategic framework. The restructure also allows us to respond to changes we have seen on the programme side in the past year. The rapidly …

LEARNING February 25, 2019

PULSE Project achievement in 2018

PULSE is a community-led research and advocacy project to generate information and to improve access of young gay men to HIV services. Funded by 5% Initiative led by Expertise France, PULSE comprehends a 3-year long initiative encompassing research, community capacity strengthening and advocacy effort that aims to improve the lives of young gay and bisexual men and other young men who have sex …

ADVOCACY February 22, 2019

Two new Ambassadors join APCOM team

APCOM is proud to announce two new ambassadors have joined the APCOM team to help us connect more effectively with the communities we serve and the partners we work with. Michael Bäk as the Private Sector Ambassador and Okkar Min Maung as the Community Ambassador. Private Sector Ambassador Michael Bäk Michael Bäk is Facebook’s current Head of Public Policy in Thailand. …

PUBLICATIONS January 31, 2019

Vast array of TA now available for key populations and communities

APCOM releases its Technical Assistance (TA) Infosheet aimed at providing information on existing and available support to networks of key populations and communities of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities that they can access to strengthen their respective political engagements, interventions and advocacies at different levels.  From individual capacity building, scaling up of outreach and uptake of health services, to …

NEWSROOM January 29, 2019

APCOM and the Asian Development Bank discussed LGBTQI Inclusion

APCOM and Babaylanes, our Philippine country partner for Finance Inc., met with Asian Development Bank representatives to discuss opportunities for engagements and partnerships on LGBTQI inclusion last December 18, 2018.  The meetings were opportunities for APCOM to introduce Finance Inc., a project which aims to engage financial institutions including the Asian Development Bank on LGBTQI inclusion. APCOM was able to …

SHOWCASE January 21, 2019

APCOM’s testBKK featured in the biggest and most anticipated party in Asia, ‘White Party Bangkok 2019’!

During 28-31 December 2018, the year’s most anticipated party White Party Bangkok 2019 was held at GMM Live House at the Central World in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was featured with severalcelebrity DJs and fantastic production sets. The world’s premier gay dance music festival, White Party, was launched in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 with 4 massive parties spanning over 3 days. White Party Bangkok …