"Looking into the migration process of transwomen involved in sex work", is one of the points raised by Dindi Tan, one of the Board Members of the Association of Transgender People in the Philippines during United Nations High Level Dialogue with multi-stakeholders and NGOs with the United Nations Special Envoy on HIV-AIDS, Honorable PRASADA RAO, August 29, 2013 .
Dindi Tan spoke on behalf of the transgender community in the Philippines and raised issues specified below;
> Intensifying efforts aimed at raising HIV-AIDS awareness among transpeople by clearly looking at employing indicators in the HIV-AIDS program to reflect the real state of trans health.
> Opening up additional avenues for transpeople to have substantial access to healthcare and treatment (psycho-social wellness)
> Raising advocacy work for transgender rights to a higher level by including other state and non-state actors.
> Educating the public more on the concept of transgenderism to increase the level of awareness.
She added, "These among other present and emerging issues and challenges should finally find their way to a higher political-social discourse that will have corresponding national and international interventions."
Dindi, a graduate of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines, is the Head of Legal Political and Inter Organizational Affairs Committee of ATP. She is now focusing on the enhancement and visibility of the transgender community in the country.
Association of Transgenders in the Philippines