Who We Work With

Asia Catalyst works with community based organizations (CBOs) from marginalized groups that work on the right to health. Our partners come from communities that often experience severe and systemic rights violations, and are unable to or unaware of how to conduct effective advocacy around these issues. Partner groups include: people living with HIV (PLHIV) and Hepatitis, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, and people who use drugs.

What is a CBO?

A community-based organization (CBO) is a civil society group that operates within a specific community or groups of communities. Asia Catalyst works only with CBOs that represent marginalized communities, and we require that our partner organizations have at least one member of the marginalized community in a decision making position within the organization. This ensures that the voices of marginalized communities are heard, and that work focuses on the real, and most pressing, rights violations experienced.

Which communities do they represent?

Over the course of Asia Catalyst’s history, our partners have represented diverse marginalized communities in Asia. Past partners have represented:

Where do they work?

Asia Catalyst has partnered with community leaders from 11 Asian countries since 2006, with specialized, tailor-designed programming for our CBO partners in each country.

Meet our partners

Cat_BK retreat_Potrait_Xiaomi_01Xiaomi and Lingnan partner group: Focused on people living with HIV in China, Lingnan Partner group is running a highly effective campaign to make HIV treatment affordable and accessible for all, regardless of household registration status. Read more >>


Cheng Yuan and Ganzhilu Volunteer Center: Since establishing DSC_0162the Ganzhilu Volunteer Center in Nanjing, China in 2007, the group has seen a breakthrough in anti-discrimination policies protecting people living with Hepatitis B. Read more >>