BECAUSE WE
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The spirit of participation and sharing of information, resources, experiences and technical assistance to the best of members’ abilities underpins YVC as it strives to address the issues of LGBTQ+ youth with integrity, professionalism, and commitment.

PROJECTS

In Good Shape

In Good Shape aims to utilize a wellbeing awareness approach through sports to advocate for health rights and healthier practices among young people in the Philippines. Together with young people of diverse identities (Ezekiel Vargas, Quino Reyes, Geli Bulaong, Nick Escalderon) the project promotes safe and supportive spaces to engage peers for LGBTIQ inclusion in the sports and fitness industry.

Rainbow Relief Response

Through the support of Frontline AIDS, Youth Voices Count led the Rainbow Relief Response during the COVID-19 pandemic for PLHIV and LGBT Communities in the Philippines” with eleven organizations that work with LGBTIQ and PLHIV communities across the Philippines.
This project provided immediate support in the form of relief packs (food items, reproductive health essentials), information education (IEC materials, information drives), service delivery (community based screening, self-test kits, access to ARV and Hormones), financial support (travel and communication allowances), and psychosocial support across several target beneficiary areas. While we support immediate needs, we also hope to create a “better normal” for our communities by assisting target beneficiaries to adapt to the current situation.

QueerxBodies

QueerxBodies is an interview series that celebrates queer activisits and influencers in the Asia-Pacific region with an emphasis on the intersection between being queer and other lived experiences, such as race, religion, HIV status, neurodiversity, disability, indigenous culture, and more.

PUBLICATIONS

PARTNERS

YVC has established strong and meaningful partnerships with regional community networks, UN agencies, global networks and non-governmental organizations. These are our partners.

SUPPORTED INITIATIVES

See what our partners are up to

QUEER ASIAN PROJECT

QUEER ASIAN PROJECT

Since Queer Asian Project was launched in March 2020, they have been focused on highlighting as many stories as possible from queer Asians across the globe. These stories are told by everyday people who experience their lives in a myriad of ways. They are about dreams, courage, loss, struggle, survival, love, and ultimately, transformation. .

QUEER MUSLIM PROJECT

QUEER MUSLIM PROJECT

The Queer Muslim Project is one of the largest youth-led online networks of LGBTQIA+ Muslims, with a global community of over 22,000 people and counting. We work to equip LGBTQIA+ persons with the skills necessary to challenge existing narratives of fear and stigma around their bodies and identities through digital storytelling, inclusive faith-based dialogue, identifying adequate legal and mental health support, and creating safe and enabling online and offline spaces.

YA_ALL

YA_ALL

Read as “Yawol”, Ya_All in Manipuri translates to Revolution. They are the first youth-queer-led and focused registered Youth Network in the North East Region of India having 8 states and based in Imphal. All the board, staff, and volunteers are under 35 years of age. Ya_All provides a safe space through their initiative called “Meitram”, the first co-working and networking space run by queer individuals in India.

MEMBERSHIP TO ORGANIZATIONS

Youth Voices Count holds organizational membership to the following organizations and contributes to their programming and advisory bodies.

The main purpose of the Global LGBTIQ Youth Platform is to connect and strengthen regional and international LGBTIQ youth civil society organisations so they can better support youth with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and sex characteristics and advocate for their issues on a global level.

 

The Asia Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations (YKP) was established in 2009 to promote coordinated support from UN agencies and civil society partners to meet the HIV prevention, treatment, care and support needs of YKPs including young men who have sex with men, young transgender people, young people who inject drugs, young people living with HIV, and young people selling sex.

ILGA is the world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe. Established in 1978, ILGA enjoys consultative status at the UN Ecosoc Council. It speaks and lobbies in international fora on behalf of more than 1,200 member organisations from 132 countries. ILGA Asia is the Asian Region of ILGA, representing more than 100 member organizations

CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. We were established in 1993 and since 2002 have been proudly headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with additional hubs across the globe. We are a membership alliance with more than 9,000 members in more than 175 countries. Our membership is diverse, spanning a wide range of issues, sizes and organisation types.

The PACT unites youth organizations working at the national, regional and global levels to fight for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people. We are a coalition of youth-led and youth-serving organizations working within the sexual and reproductive health and HIV movement. We seek to unite young people working in this sector around common goals, working strategically and collaboratively to strengthen the youth HIV movement and ensure the health, well-being and human rights of all young people.