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Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognised in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this […]

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: Transgender People Feel Sidelined By Census

Pakistan: Transgender People Feel Sidelined By Census

When Pakistani census officials came to the home of Aisha, a 27-year-old transgender woman in Lahore, she was marked down on their documents as a man. “I live with my parents and when the officials came to my home I was not there,” she said. “My parents marked me as a male as they have […]