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Laws and policies that protect rather than punish are what’s needed in Asia-Pacific HIV response

Today, on this World AIDS Day 2018, it is important to acknowledge the positive changes that we are seeing in the Asia-Pacific region regarding the legal and policy environment for HIV and to continue…  



South-South collaboration to advance legal gender recognition and inclusion of transgender people in South Asia

Far too often transgender people are being excluded from society and facing stigma, discrimination and violence. A key step towards addressing this marginalization is for countries to enact strong…  


Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  


Know Violence: Exploring the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in South Asia

This new report by UNDP, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and…  



UNDP RBAP End-of-Year Innovation Review

This newsletter highlights innovation activities in the region during 2017.  


Unified action needed to ensure the world is safe from emerging infectious diseases

Emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance threaten global health security and economic and social well-being. Enhanced partnerships that cut across sectors, building stronger health…  


Being LGBTI in China: A National Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

The survey reflects the life experiences of LGBTI people, and people with other non-conforming sexual orientation, gender identities and expressions, in regards to the legal environment, education,…  


Investing in a research revolution for LGBTI inclusion

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people throughout the world have led global efforts to raise awareness of their experience of ongoing discrimination, exclusion, and violence.…  

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