9th APCRSHR HIGHTLIGHTS RESEARCHES IN TRANSPEOPLE ANEW
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – In an attempt to understand the roles, modalities, and social landscape of the transgender persons, the 9th APCRSHR featured multiple parallel sessions showcasing grassroots researches on the first day of the main conference at Tuesday, November 28th.
Chaired by Raine Cortes, the regional program manager of ISEAN, four out of five researches were presented on the session. Researchers were anchored to the NGOs, CBOs, institutional faculties, and academe to attain substantial and critical notes to take.
The first speaker, Chithramalie De Silva from Sri Lanka, shared a roadmap on how to approach transgender person as a sector in a rights-based and evidence-based proposal. She emphasized on its reliability in Sri Lanka as a major asset to combating gender-related stigma for the trans sector.
Mr. Doan Thanh Tung, a researcher from Vietnam, shared his valuable knowledge on the barriers of transgender women in access to health care services. His pro-sexual belief roots on the capacity of the LGBTQ community to uphold a culture of equity. He added that 23% of the hidden population is afflicted by HIV/AIDS which is negatively vital to promoting violence, less participation, and self-stigma. According to him, programs implemented about gender detail, not only with trans people, should be shared on an emphasis of multisectoral participation.
An interview raised by the APCRSHR Media team to the esteemed Vietnamese researcher involved not only providing services, but also providing an alternative to offer trans people an opportunity to develop, and nominally face the strongest challenge they face – understanding and cooperation.
The third speaker, Mr. Sek from Cambodia, took a highlight on the marginalized sector of the trans people, allotting capacity for clinical providers and medical institutions, and looking over an environment conducive for the trans people. His study was centralized on Cambodia, and how tradition and culture affects lifestyle and treatment of one another.
The last speaker, Ms. Ladda Waiyawan of Lao PDR, took her chance to explain how location affects cultural treatment and ‘xenocentrism’. Trans people living near the borders of Lao called Lao Kathoey is differentiated with a regular Lao women. The researchers used qualitative approach to infer how behavior is an aspect to local mobility and if it affects a large portion of social movement and landscape. Terminal to her research, she also shared that they found out cultural fount and topographic landscape is another implied factor to an ever-dynamic society.
Writen by Mark John Dy Dayto
* The above session is one of 14 parallel sessions on the 1st day of the Main Conference
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