Transgender People In Pakistan Demand Equal Rights

Transgender people in Pakistan demand equal rights

“Marginalization of any community ultimately leads towards an environment where conflict is inevitable. The most suppressed communities lead to the eventual disintegration of the social fabric and conflict that could otherwise have been averted.” These views were expressed by representatives of transgender people in Pakistan at a seminar organized by students of Iqra University Islamabad Campus.

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During the proceedings it was emphasized how transgender people in Pakistan remain to be one of the most vulnerable groups that experience regular harassment, infringement of their basic human rights including their right to live with dignity.

The objective of the seminar was to raise awareness and devise strategies that would help the general masses of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi more empathetic to the plight of the transgender community.

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This young organizaers were technically and financially supported by Pakistan Youth Change Advocates (PYCA), a civil society organization working to promote peace and development through youth participation.

The seminar was attended by prominent figures from the media, academia as well as the civil society.