Advocacy

The APCOM Community Summit 2020 For LGBTQI Rights Begins Today


APCOM, a nonprofit for the LGBTQI community in Asia, is hosting a five-day event to raise awareness and find solutions for gender equality

An important community summit begins today, Monday, November 23, for businesses and individuals who stand for gender equality and want to make a real difference. The APCOM Community Summit 2020 is hosted by APCOM, a Bangkok-based non-profit organisation representing a network of LGBTQI advocates across 35 countries in Asia-Pacific. The five-day summit comprises three parts and highlights a range of topics including HIV-AIDs, workplace equality and also recognition. 

November 23-25: RRRAP Con

The Community Summit begins with an online event on November 23, wherein participants will be connected with the International AIDS Society and Global Philanthropy Project for community training pertaining to HIV-AIDs issues. On the following days, November 24-25, the RRRAP Con, which stands for "Rights, Resources and Resilience Asia-Pacific", will officially commence at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, opening doors to discussions on topics such as the response to HIV, health and rights of vulnerable communities and investment into the community. 

For a more detailed breakdown of the RRRAP Con programme, click here

November 26-27: Thailand LGBTQI+ Biz Forum

On Thursday and Friday of the APCOM Community Summit 2020, APCOM invites business enterprises, chambers of commerce and other interested LGBTQI organisations in Thailand to a part of a regional diversity and inclusion meeting that will take the mixed form of panel discussions and open space format. These sessions aim to identify challenges, entry points and strategies for increased LGBTQI inclusion in the private sector specifically. They will also discuss how COVID-19 has affected LGBTQI employment, highlighting the importance of implementing fair and transparent practices in the workplace now.  

For more details on the Thailand LGBTQI+ Biz Forum, click here.

November 27: Hero Awards

The APCOM Community Summit 2020 wraps up on the evening on Friday, November 27 with a special fundraising gala called the Hero Awards. A highly anticipated annual event amongst the LGBTQI business network, the Hero Awards honours community heroes within Asia-Pacific for their response, passion and dedication within the HIV-AIDs field. The event is supported by Love Spirit, Blued, the Open Society Foundation, the Equity Initiative, the Australian Embassy and many community networks. 

Sign up and learn more about the Hero Awards here.

For more information about APCOM or the upcoming summit, visit apcom.org or call 02-399-1145.