PARTNERS

Community Partners

Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific

Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific is a regional programme aimed at addressing inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services.

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The Red Cross Society

The Thai Red Cross Society [TRCS] is a national charitable organization undertaking humanitarian activities in keeping with the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, on whom the public, particularly the vulnerable, may rely for support and assistance. TRCS endeavours to alleviate human suffering, promote international humanitarian law, and provide health services to the most vulnerable among children, women and the elderly.

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Mplus Foundation Thailand

MPLUS FOUNDATION has been a national backbone organization that specializes in the prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), sexual health, and LGBTQ rights in Thailand. 

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Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand

Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand [RSAT] is one of the leading organizations working to promote and protect human rights of people from the LGBTQ+ communities in Thailand.

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The Humsafar Trust

The Humsafar Trust is the first openly Gay Community Based Organisation to be allotted space in a Municipal building in Mumbai. It is one of the largest and most active of such organizations in India. It provides counselling, advocacy and healthcare to LGBT+ communities and has helped reduce violence, discrimination and stigma against them.

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C-SHaRP

Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy [C-SHaRP] is a not-for-profit research agency in Chennai working to advance the health of marginalized communities (such as sexual minorities and people living with HIV) and play a lead role in contributing to evidence-informed programmes and policies.

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Institute of HIV Research and Innovation

Institute of HIV Research and Innovation [IHRI], previously known as PREVENTION and SEARCH, is a non-profit organization, located in Bangkok, Thailand.  IHRI provides advance clinical and implementation research on HIV and other health-related issues as well as strengthening the capacity of community health workers and health care providers, while fostering partnership with other health sector entities. 

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Sisters Center for Transgenders

SISTERS, is a center for the transgender community, located in Pattaya. Their mission is to change the behaviors of the transgenders who are at risk for HIV and other STIs by providing information together with a “social marketing strategy.” Their main services include a drop-in center and outreach activities. SISTERS provides on site medical services, one to one counseling and skills development, as well as club activities such as make-up, sports and cooking.

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SWING Thailand

Service Workers in Group [SWING] works with sex workers of all genders, cultures and nationalities, across three peer-led drop-in centers in tourist "hot-spots" of Thailand. SWING's work includes engaging with highly marginalized sex workers, including HIV+ sex workers, sex workers who lack access to stable accommodation, sex workers who use currently illicit drugs, and migrant sex workers. SWING also provides training for health officers and police cadets in Thailand.

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United Nations Development Programme

In line with UNDPs ambitious Gender Equality Strategy (2022-2025), UNDP in Thailand has over the years taken steps to shift power structures and the economic, social, and political systems that perpetuate discrimination, to ensure a more inclusive, safe and sustainable society for all genders

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VOICES-Thailand Foundation

The mission of VOICES-Thailand is to advance HIV prevention and healthcare research with key populations, with a focus on Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. We also promote inclusion of marginalized populations, including LGBTIQ people, in all aspects of society, with a focus on access to healthcare, reducing stigma and discrimination, and empowering individuals to make informed choices to enhance their well-being. We work in collaboration with many community-based organizations, universities, and intergovernmental organizations to produce evidence to support the health and well-being of diverse LGBTIQ communities.

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Funding Sources

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

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United Nations Development Programme

In line with UNDPs ambitious Gender Equality Strategy (2022-2025), UNDP in Thailand has over the years taken steps to shift power structures and the economic, social, and political systems that perpetuate discrimination, to ensure a more inclusive, safe and sustainable society for all genders

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International Development Research Centre

As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre [IDRC] champions and funds research and innovation within and alongside developing regions to drive global change. We invest in high-quality research in developing countries, share knowledge with researchers and policymakers for greater uptake and use, and mobilize our global alliances to build a more sustainable and inclusive world.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR] is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.

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University Partners

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University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, Asia’s Global University, delivers impact through internationalisation, innovation and interdisciplinarity.  It attracts and nurtures global scholars through excellence in research, teaching and learning, and knowledge exchange.  It makes a positive social contribution through global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.

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Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Recognized as one of the leading social work research Faculties in North America, FIFSW is highly involved in promoting excellence in social work practice and policy development. Teaching in the Faculty is enriched by the internationally recognized research of faculty members which is designed to help governments, agencies and communities effectively address real world challenges.

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University of Sussex

For over 60 years the aim of our courses, research, culture and campus has been to stimulate, excite and challenge. So from scientific discovery to global policy, from student welfare to career development, Sussex innovates and takes a lead. And today, in every part of society and across the world, you will find someone from Sussex making an original and valuable contribution.

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Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon

Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (RMUTP) is a public university located in Bangkok, where under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, Thailand.

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National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has long been recognized as one of Taiwan’s elite institutions of higher education. NTNU’s mission to nurture individuals who are critical thinkers and who are prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world has attracted thousands of talented students and scholars from Taiwan and abroad. With three campuses in Taipei City and New Taipei City, NTNU offers 63 academic subjects in nine degree-granting colleges. These include the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, College of Technology and Engineering, College of International Studies and Social Sciences, College of Sports and Recreation, College of Arts, College of Music, and College of Management. The internationally renowned Mandarin Training Center is also located at NTNU. Each year approximately 1,800 students from over 70 countries take part in language courses offered by the Mandarin Training Center.

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University of Surrey

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but our roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.

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BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health

BRAC University was founded in 2004 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to address the unmet public health challenges particular to Asia, Africa and South America. The School's Institutional partner is BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, reaching over 100 million people in Bangladesh and working in 11 countries in Africa and Asia. It is at BRAC University, a premier higher education and development research institution. The School offers unparalleled real-life, community-centric teaching, learning and research experiences on critical and emerging national and global public health challenges.

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University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of its faculty, students, alumni and supporters.

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