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Canada to support lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines in partnership with UNDP/Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific

UNDP is proud to welcome Global Affairs Canada as a new partner to the Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific programme, with the signing of an agreement to support work on economic empowerment of…  


LGBTI Activists Call for Social and Legal Reforms on Zero Discrimination Day

In order to end discrimination and achieve broad acceptance for LGBTI people across South Asia, coordinated and strategic advocacy efforts to advance both legal and social reforms are needed, said…  


Denied Work – An audit of employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity in South-East Asia

This report is the first research project on such a scale examining discrimination against trans people seeking employment in the region.  


Three Ways the Private Sector Can Advance LGBTI Rights and Inclusion

The private sector is the bedrock of the modern global economy. So, when businesses take a firm stand on human rights and go beyond just lip service, people sit up and take notice.  


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…  


Malta and UNDP join hands to advance equality of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

The Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta) and UNDP have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing their collaboration in advancing equality, human rights and social inclusion of…  


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…  


Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific

Being LGBTI in Asia is a regional programme supported by UNDP, the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, USAID, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Faith in Love Foundation (Hong Kong)…  


Calling on companies: The private sector must take on greater role to advance LGBTI inclusion

UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub's Patrick Haverman shares his experience of participating in Pride and Prejudice - a global conference examining the economic and human costs of discrimination against the…  

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