Pakistan's Transgender Women, Long Marginalized, Mobilize For Rights

10 January 2018, 10:00 am npr.org

Pakistan's Transgender Women, Long Marginalized, Mobilize For Rights

"In 70 years, Pakistan has bought transgenders to a position where they have no rights and no respect," says Ashi. "We are trying to regain our status in society."

Activists have won victories like the right to inherit property and inclusion in the census. Parliament is considering a rights bill sponsored by an unlikely ally, an ultra-conservative Islamic party.

(Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)

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