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‘My gender identity has nothing to do with my political preferences’

Shahzadi Rai is among the first two transgender women to be elected to the KMC. She says that she entered politics to increase representation of her community, but now she aims to take practical measures to secure their rights.

Violence against Transgenders: Noori’s Tragic Account

AGHS Legal Aid Cell offers free legal assistance to survivors of sexual assault.

Regressive Move: Proposed Amendments to Transgender Persons Act Criticized

Proposed amendments to the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018 have begun to be criticized and are expected to cause backlash over a regressive impact on the already marginalized transgender community in the country.

Rights Watch | 20th February 2023

Transgender person killed, another injured in firing incident in Mingora, Swat   A transgender person was killed and another injured in a shooting at Taj Chowk...

Rights Watch | 26 January 2023

Protest in Dera Ismail Khan over Target Killing of Shia Youth, Demand for Protection Locals in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, protested the murder of a...

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: The exploitation and murder of Trans Women

On Day 6 of our 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we highlight the plea of trans women and the Khwaja sira community. 

Aurat March Lahore issues statement in support of transgender community

PRESS RELEASE: Aurat March Lahore, in no uncertain terms, stands with the trans community in their fight for rights, recognition and justice. The trans community is a part of the Aurat March community, we are brothers and sisters in arms – attacks against the community will not be tolerated and it is our duty as feminists as well as allies to speak up and defend the hard-won rights enshrined in the Constitution for every citizen."

Rights Watch | November 3rd 2021

A spiritual leader has been arrested in Ghaziabad, Lahore on charges of raping a woman. Watch our Rights Watch for more stories on human rights.

Khawajasira’s protest endemic “Beela” violence

“In the short term, our demands are very simple. We want all the culprits behind the September 19th attack arrested and brought to justice but in the long term, we want to establish Beela-Moorat violence as a concept in the imagination of Pakistan’s citizenry

Rights Watch | August 27th 2020

 Federal Education ministry will hold meeting with education ministers on September 7. The decision on reopening educational institutions in phases from Sept 15 will be announced after the meeting.