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 …

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, …