t is no denying that the transgender community in Pakistan has historically been marginalized and excluded from mainstream society.
However, in recent years, there have been efforts to increase their visibility and recognition.
In 2009, Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognize a third gender, which includes transgender people. However, discrimination and violence against the transgender community continue to be major issues in the country.
There are also limited employment opportunities and healthcare services available to transgender people.
Despite these challenges, many transgender individuals in Pakistan have become activists and advocates for their rights and the rights of others in the community.
There are a number of organizations and individuals working to support the transgender community in Pakistan. Some of these include the Gender Interactive Alliance, which provides healthcare, legal assistance, and other services to transgender people in the country.
There are also a number of prominent transgender activists, such as Kami Sid and Bindiya Rana, Mehrub Moiz Awaan who have been working to raise awareness about the issues facing the community and push for greater acceptance and inclusion. While there is still much work to be done, there are signs of progress, such as the increasing visibility of transgender individuals in the media and in public life.
The Pakistani government has taken some steps to support the transgender community in recent years. In addition to legally recognizing a third gender in 2009, the government has also established a dedicated transgender healthcare center in Lahore and has allocated funding for the community in its annual budget.
On Tuesday the Minster for Federal Education and training inaugurated Inclusive Learning Centre for Transgender in Islamabad.
Formal education institutions can play an important role in supporting the transgender community by providing access to education and training. This can help transgender individuals to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to pursue their goals and ambitions, as well as to build their confidence and self-esteem. However, many transgender individuals face significant barriers to accessing education, such as discrimination and harassment from peers and teachers, lack of support from family members, and limited financial resources.
Hopefully the government will implement these polices to bring a better outcome for this marginalized faction of the society.