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 …

NEWSROOM May 24, 2018

In memory of APCOM’s founder the late Shivananda Khan

This week we honour the memory and achievements of APCOM’s founder the late Shivananda Khan who died five years ago on 20 May 2013. Shivananda was a huge force in our region’s response to HIV and LGBT issues for decades whose passing was a tragic loss for our community. He was a true pioneer with a splendid vision on how …

PUBLICATIONS May 11, 2018

Changing Gears – Reanimating HIV services for MSM and Transgender/Hijra Communities under Multi-Country South Asia (MSA) HIV Programme

The Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA, second phase) is a regional HIV Programme that aims to reduce the impact of, and vulnerability to, HIV of men who have sex with men (MSM), hijras and transgender people across seven South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) through community systems strengthening (CSS). In Afghanistan, …

PUBLICATIONS May 11, 2018

Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme – Knowledge Management Workshop Report

The Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA, second phase) is a regional HIV Programme that aims to reduce the impact of, and vulnerability to, HIV of men who have sex with men (MSM), hijras and transgender people across seven South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) through community systems strengthening (CSS). In Afghanistan, …

REGIONAL May 9, 2018

Asia’s First HIV Financing Programme Delivers Online Hub Of Community Resources

Bangkok, Thursday 10 May 2018: Asia’s first HIV programme to focus solely on HIV financing has launched a new online portal to help HIV advocates across Asia become more effective at participating in conversations with their national governments to fund health programmes for communities most affected by HIV. The SHIFT Knowledge Management Hub –  which contains a range of reports, …

REGIONAL May 9, 2018

New Report Highlights Outcomes Of Connecting Asia HIV ICT Conference

Bangkok, 2 March 2018: The outcomes of last year’s groundbreaking Connecting Asia consultation in Bangkok – which focused on using digital communications to tackle the rising impact of HIV on gay men in Asia – are detailed in a newly released report. Produced and led by APCOM, Connecting Asia was a three-day event held in Bangkok in June last year. …

NEWSROOM May 4, 2018

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) discussion

In late April, various heads of state gathered for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to discuss their shared global challenges and agreed actions to make the future better for future generations. Ahead of the meetings, the Commonwealth Equality Network (CEN) made a special call for LGBTI organizations and individuals to make a strong presence, with a focus on …

RESEARCH April 2, 2018

Online Survey To Lift Lid On Sex Lives Of Young Gay Men In South East Asia

A ground breaking new survey is aiming to find out more about the sex lives and health of young gay and bisexual men in the greater Mekong region of South East Asia to help improve the regional response to alarming rates of HIV transmission. The confidential survey is part of the PULSE initiative, a research, advocacy and capacity building project …

SHOWCASE March 26, 2018

COMPASS Series

APCOM is excited to announce the release of our special COMPASS Series, a set of reports that highlight the main features of APCOM’s wide array of programming. The series stands as a culmination of the organization’s biggest initiatives, most of which have spanned multiple years and countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Below please find a short description of each report along …

SHOWCASE March 7, 2018

Limelight: Yasmine – Indonesian Transgender Woman

Born to Muslim and Hindu parents on the island paradise of Bali, Indonesia, Yasmine began life as the only boy in a family of five children, and following the traditions of the island, took on the Islam religion of her father. At the early age of 17, Yasmine began her transformation, starting with makeup and eventually began hormone therapy and …