For outstanding services to the HIV/AIDS response and its dedicated efforts towards ensuring Equality and Rights of the gender diverse population, Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu) received ‘Hero Award’ from APCOM, a coalition of organizations working in Asia and the Pacific region.

Mr. Saleh Ahmed, Executive Director of Bandhu received the award on Sunday 12 November 2017 at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, Thailand.

The ‘Hero Award’s stands for a prestigious recognition for extraordinary contributions of individuals and organizations who have contributed to improving  the lives of gender diverse people affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Of the 350 individuals and organizations nominated from Asia-Pacific, seven individuals and organizations received awards in seven categories. Bandhu received the award in the best organization category.