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    The Islands of Southeast Asia Network on Male and Transgender Sexual Health (ISEAN), formerly known as Insular Southeast Asia, is asub-regional network of national networks and community based organisations (CBOs) from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Timor Leste. The network was established to facilitate sharing of information between networks and CBOs to promote effective sexual health response (including HIV and AIDS) and human rights advocacy for males having sex with males (MSM) and transgender (TG) people.

    ISEAN’s vision is that societies within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are more accepting of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) within the context of human rights, including health, dignity and employment. In addition, the vision states that community members in the ASEAN region are healthier, happier and more empowered to contribute back to society. ISEAN’s mission is to advocate understanding of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE), socially and culturally within ISEAN countries; and health and human rights within the ASEAN.

    ISEAN Philippines, the Philippine entity of ISEAN, was registered on Oct 2, 2015 in the Philippines, through the regulatory SEC. It aims to create a local entity of ISEAN in the Philippines which would allow it to further develop and implement projects that would benefit the LGBT communities.

    • Organisation

      The Islands of Southeast Asia Network on Male and Transgender Sexual Health (ISEAN), formerly known as Insular Southeast Asia, is asub-regional network of national networks and community based organisations (CBOs) from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Timor Leste. The network was established to facilitate sharing of information between networks and CBOs to promote effective sexual health response (including HIV and AIDS) and human rights advocacy for males having sex with males (MSM) and transgender (TG) people.

      ISEAN’s vision is that societies within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are more accepting of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) within the context of human rights, including health, dignity and employment. In addition, the vision states that community members in the ASEAN region are healthier, happier and more empowered to contribute back to society. ISEAN’s mission is to advocate understanding of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE), socially and culturally within ISEAN countries; and health and human rights within the ASEAN.

      ISEAN Philippines, the Philippine entity of ISEAN, was registered on Oct 2, 2015 in the Philippines, through the regulatory SEC. It aims to create a local entity of ISEAN in the Philippines which would allow it to further develop and implement projects that would benefit the LGBT communities.

    • Project

      Evidence-Building for the LLEAP (LGBT Local Employment Assistance Program) improves the living situation and lessen social discrimination among the local LGBT communities in the Philippines through the provision of livelihood and gainful employment. Implemented by ISEAN Philippines, the first phase of this project focuses on evidence setting through mapping and research activities with the target groups, local employers, and key government agencies. Depending on the results, the second phase shall focus on model development and pilot testing of the employment assistance program.

      Aside from these key activities, the project also initiates the creation of a web-based job-search tool (or other possible platforms) specifically designed for LGBT job seekers. This is part of the model development initiative in the second phase of the project. The team will also produce IEC materials, and conduct trainings for both employers and job seekers and monitor the employment situation and concerns of the job-placed LGBT persons.

      The project aligns well with the goals of ISEAN Philippines, particularly on its focus to ensure that LGBT communities have improved access to services, employment as well information on HIV and AIDS. ISEAN Philippines is at the forefront of developing and disseminating web-based and paper-based IEC materials that support LGBT welfare, with special focus on transgender populations. It has published newsletters, documentation reports, resource and training materials, including a SOGIE SC and Trans Health Training Module for Healthcare Workers.

  • Project

    Evidence-Building for the LLEAP (LGBT Local Employment Assistance Program) improves the living situation and lessen social discrimination among the local LGBT communities in the Philippines through the provision of livelihood and gainful employment. Implemented by ISEAN Philippines, the first phase of this project focuses on evidence setting through mapping and research activities with the target groups, local employers, and key government agencies. Depending on the results, the second phase shall focus on model development and pilot testing of the employment assistance program.

    Aside from these key activities, the project also initiates the creation of a web-based job-search tool (or other possible platforms) specifically designed for LGBT job seekers. This is part of the model development initiative in the second phase of the project. The team will also produce IEC materials, and conduct trainings for both employers and job seekers and monitor the employment situation and concerns of the job-placed LGBT persons.

    The project aligns well with the goals of ISEAN Philippines, particularly on its focus to ensure that LGBT communities have improved access to services, employment as well information on HIV and AIDS. ISEAN Philippines is at the forefront of developing and disseminating web-based and paper-based IEC materials that support LGBT welfare, with special focus on transgender populations. It has published newsletters, documentation reports, resource and training materials, including a SOGIE SC and Trans Health Training Module for Healthcare Workers.

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