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SWEEKRUTI ODISHA (A Scheme for Promotion of Transgender Equality & Justice), 2017

The Government of Odisha formulated an umbrella scheme ‘Sweekruti’ to secure the rights of transgender persons and ensure equitable justice. It recognises that transgender persons are subject to discrimination and hardships in society. The main objectives of the scheme are to create an enabling environment for transgender persons, ensure their participation and social integration, strengthen […]

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KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, 2018

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Provincial Government published the KP Human Rights Policy in 2018. It was the first province to enact a policy after the powers were devolved to the provinces. The policy addresses rights of women, children, transgender persons, minorities, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and human rights defenders. It also discusses the civil and […]

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TRANSGENDER PERSONS WELFARE POLICY, 2018 (PAKISTAN)

In August 2018, the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), Pakistan published the Transgender Persons Welfare Policy. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the government to draft the policy after noting the issues faced by transgender persons in Pakistan and other developing countries. This is the first policy in Pakistan which deals explicitly with transgender persons. IDENTIFICATION […]

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KARNATAKA STATE POLICY ON TRANSGENDERS, 2017

The Government of Karnataka drafted and published a detailed Karnataka State Policy on transgender persons in 2017. The policy acknowledges the Supreme Court decision in NALSA v. Union of India, recognises the structural discrimination faced by transgender persons and the lack of recognition of their rights in various criminal and civil statutes. The objective of the […]

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TAMIL NADU ARAVANIGAL (TRANSGENDER) WELFARE BOARD: CASE STUDY (UNDP, 2012)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published this case study of the Tamil Nadu Transgender Welfare Board (“the Board”) in 2012. This report focuses on the formation, structure, accomplishments and challenges of the Board. Further, it provides insights for developing such boards in other Indian states. FORMATION OF THE TAMIL NADU WELFARE BOARD The Government […]

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BORN FREE AND EQUAL (UNDP, 2012)

This report was published by the UN in 2012. It aims to list the legal obligations of all member states towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons. The objective of the report is to not only assess the needs of the LGBT community internationally but also at a state-specific level, to ensure effective implementation. […]

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LIVING FREE AND EQUAL (UNDP, 2016)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published the Living Free and Equal Report in 2016. This report documents the steps that member-states have taken to protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. The report references more than 200 initiatives that have been introduced in 65 countries. It also focuses on providing an overview of policy […]

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BRIDGES TO JUSTICE: CASE STUDY OF LGBTI RIGHTS IN NEPAL (UNDP, 2014)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation published the ‘Bridges to Justice’ report in 2015. This report explores Nepal’s LGBTI rights movement through a study of legal cases and political developments. The report details the background of the movement, the success in achieving social progress and how it has impacted the LGBTI people in Nepal. LEGAL SUCCESS In 2004, […]

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BEING LGBT IN ASIA (UNDP, 2014)

The United Nations Development Programme published this report in 2014. This report was part of a larger initiative pertaining to LGBT issues in Asia. The report analyses the legal and social environment for LGBT persons in Nepal, in the context of political developments. This report was the outcome of a participatory dialogue between the Government and […]

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THE VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF LGBTI PERSONS IN NEPAL (GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR SEXUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 2013)

The Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights, in collaboration with the Blue Diamond Society published this report in 2013. This report identifies the ongoing human rights violations against sexual minorities in Nepal. It also considers the Nepali government’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Further, it makes recommendations to […]

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RAPID SITUATION ASSESSMENT OF TRANSGENDER PERSONS IN SRI LANKA (INSTITUTE FOR PARTICIPATORY INTERACTION IN DEVELOPMENT, 2016)

The Institute for Participatory Interaction in Development published a report in 2016 on the status of transgender persons in Sri Lanka. It sought to examine access of transgender persons to healthcare. Specifically, for the prevention and treatment of HIV. It detailed a study conducted to ascertain healthcare available to transgender persons in Sri Lanka. The […]

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ALL FIVE FINGERS ARE NOT THE SAME (HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, 2016)

This report was published by Human Rights Watch in 2016. It is based on interviews with 61 LGBTI persons in 4 cities. The report describes experiences of discrimination faced by LGBTI persons in Sri Lanka. It notes that LGBTI persons are susceptible to abuse by the state, including arbitrary detention, lack of access to healthcare, […]

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MAKING RIGHTS REAL: IMPLEMENTING RESERVATIONS (CLPR, 2018)

The   Reservations for transgender and intersex persons in education and employment are crucial for their social and economic inclusion. This is because only 46% of transgender persons in India are literate. 94% are either unemployed or employed in the informal sector. CLPR’s policy brief provides a comprehensive and functional strategy for implementing reservations for […]

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