STATE POLICY FOR TRANSGENDERS IN KERALA, 2015

The Government of Kerala approved and ordered the application of the State Policy for Transgender Persons in Kerala in 2015. The policy aims to enforce the constitutional rights of transgender persons as mandated by the Supreme Court in NALSA v. Union of India. The policy recognises that transgender persons are facing injustice at several places […]

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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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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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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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