Tag Archive | Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

NW Pakistan: Dedicated Burial Spaces For Trans People

NW Pakistan: Dedicated Burial Spaces For Trans People

Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracised by their families even in death. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said on Wednesday it would set sections of state graveyards aside for the burial of trans people – locally known as Khusra, or Hijra. […]

Pakistan: Trans Newsreader Aims To Change Attitudes

Pakistan: Trans Newsreader Aims To Change Attitudes

As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes in her country but she says there is a long way to go. The news of her first appearance on local channel Kohenoor TV on Saturday went viral on social media, and was just days […]

Pakistan: Android app to report violence against transgender people

Pakistan: Android app to report violence against transgender people

A civil society organisation on Friday launched an Android-based application, Trans-Muhafiz, to help report violence against transgender people, according to newssite dawn.com Women’s health advocacy group, Blue Veins’ programme coordinator, Qamar Naseem, told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that transgender people were a marginalised community in the country.