Being LGBT in Asia: China Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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The China LGBT Community Dialogue brought together participants from all over Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan). Approximately 60 people participated in Day 1 of the Dialogue from 40 institutions and organizations, representing the full range of China’s LGBT community alongside representatives of the central government, the court system, universities, legal experts and legal-aid organizations and a broad range of civil society organizations. Over 140 participants took part in the next two days of Dialogue from a larger number of NGOs and CBOs from all over China. Ten transgender participants from across China and five transgender community experts from Hong Kong SAR, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand too part in the China-Asia Transgender Community Roundtable. The Dialogue and Roundtable were jointly convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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Being LGBT in Asia: the Indonesia Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Indonesia including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue that was held in Bali in June 2013.This overview is followed by an examination of the Indonesia experience of protecting the rights of LGBT people under seven different areas:employment and housing, education and young people, family affairs and social/cultural attitudes, media and ICT, law-human rights and politics, the special case of Aceh, and capacity of LGBT organizations, using the same methodology as described above.

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: Nepal Country Report. UNDP, USAID and UNICEF. (2014)

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Being LGBT in Asia: Nepal Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Nepal including the current challenges facing and opportunities available for LGBT organizations and individuals in the country. The report encompasses the major discussions, findings, and recommendations from the Nepal National LGBTI Community Dialogue held in Kathmandu in April 2014. The report begins with an overview of the LGBT human rights movement then examines the policy and legal environment, socio-cultural context, political situation, and religious context related to LGBT rights.

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: Thailand Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Thailand. It encompasses the findings of the Thailand National LGBT Community Dialogue held in March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand and additionally includes findings from a desk review, additional interviews, and analysis of published literature on LGBT issues in and about Thailand.

 

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: The Philippine Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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Being LGBT in Asia: the Philippines Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in the Philippines including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue. This overview is followed by an examination of the Philippines experience of protecting the rights of LGBT people under eight different areas: education, health, employment, family affairs, religion, community, media and politics, using the same methodology as described above. Case studies illustrating success or challenges are included in the relevant areas. The next section examines the capacity of LGBT organizations in the Philippines. This was based on analysis of a participant survey as part of the Dialogue. The final section is a list of recommendations and action points generated by the Dialogue.

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: Viet Nam Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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This report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Viet Nam as related speciacally to employment; education; health care; family affairs; the media; policies, rights and laws; and community. The report provides an overview of LGBT history in Viet Nam, reviews recent developments and includes key strategies for improving the rights of LGBT people through policy advocacy, support services, media representation and research. The report also explores organizational development and capacity-building as it relates to the LGBT community and other key stakeholders in the area of LGBT rights. 

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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China Case Study: Using Internet for Mass Mobilisation of the MSM Community for the purpose of HIV Testing. APCOM. (2014)

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APCOM’s Highlight series profile the often unheard of MSM and transgender community- based documentation of good practices from projects across Asia and the Pacific.

 

APCOM works with individuals and organisations on the Highlight series to form the evidence- based information to be shared across the region and for advocacy on issues that affect the lives of MSM and transgender people, including HIV, rights, health and well being. 

 

This case study focus on using the internet for mass mobilisation of the MSM community for the purpose of HIV testing.

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Community Leadership and Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide: HIV, Human Rights and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Islands of Southeast Asia. UNDP. (2014)

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The Islands of Southeast Asia Network on Male and Transgender Sexual Health (ISEAN) Community Leadership and Advocacy Framework is intended for use as a template for subregional and national advocacy to improve HIV prevention and care among MSM and transgender people. It sets out five Key Domains for Advocacy, provides suggestions for partnerships that would make advocacy more successful and outlines some indicative advocacy strategies. The Framework is supported by a Resource Guide (the Guide) that summarizes key global and regional commitments and guidelines and provides examples of work that has been done to remove access barriers for MSM and transgender people.

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Gender-based Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Data Hub. (2014)

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Slide presentation on gender-based violence prepared by AIDS Data Hub team

 

 

Keywords: FSW, MSW, Transgender, pregnant women, intimate partner

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HEADLIGHT : Understanding WHO’s Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations. APCOM. (2014)

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The Guidelines aim to support countries provide more effective and comprehensive HIV services for the key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people and include discussion of specific issues relating to adolescent key populations. Although, there is still a lack of evidence to support recommendation of PrEP to transgender women. In this brief we highlight the recommendations made in the Guidelines that are most relevant to MSM and transgender people. 

 


Keywords: HIV, key populations, MSM, transgender, adolescents, PrEP, ART, VMMC, HTC, TB

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