Transgender: Marginalized minority

Indeed Allah is best creator and whomever he creates, creates with heart. The transgender aren’t abnormal they are differently able. Allah bestowed them a life as he bestowed us. We all are same apart from some gender differences. Transgender face frequent experiences of discrimination, violence, social and economic marginalization, and abuses across lifespan. They live life without job, their right of job is significantly ignored throughout world but for survival they need to do something so they beg, and dance, some of the freaks and morons of our society force them to be prostitute for them. These people have faced worst level of violation and discrimination, in august of 2016 some muggers shot the transgender when she resisted rape and abduction but the district hospital management refused to admit her saying that they only had male and female wards and she died in hope of getting treatment. In 2019 January the shama an 18 years old transgender was raped allegedly by nine men in Peshawar. The munni another transgender who was shot by muggers, her mistake was that she couldn’t provide change of Rs: 1000 to the person who hired her for entertainment. Transgender people are like birds born to one raised by another. Some Clerics in Pakistan assume them the worst. Talking to news reporter one of transgender said “ the world treat us like we are not born from our mother’s womb or born from any stone, we are also created by same Allah and we preach him too,”. Being transgender they are firstly threw out by their families and later the society restricts to acknowledge them as human being and treat badly. Modern research examines and showing that many transgender people live on the margins of society, facing stigma, discrimination, exclusion, violence, and poor health. They often experience mammoth of challenges retrieving appropriate health care, whether specific to their gender needs or more general in nature. Some governments across the globe are taking steps to address human rights issues and provide better legal protection for transgender people, but however this action is not practiced universally or globally. In pakistan firstly they were not allowed to get identity card and many of transgender wanted to open bank account but unavailability of identity card could not let them to open account and in result much of their money was stolen.
When the physical and sexual violence hits the intensity it results in both the
suicidal ideation and suicide attempt.
Logistic regression analyses indicated that among both trans women and trans men, those who had undergo physical and/or sexual violence were remarkably more likely than those who had not had such experiences to report a history of suicide attempt and multiple suicide attempts.
In 2018 Pakistan became first Asian country for passing the bill of “right to self-identify” for transgender community.
The law accords citizens the right to self-identify as male, female or a blend of both genders, and to have that identity registered on all official documents, including National Identification Cards, passports, driver’s licenses and education certificates.
Lets have a glimpse in success stories of transgender, Kami Sid was Pakistan’s first transgender model sharing her story she said her family was not ready at first to let her work as model and world identifies her gender but later her family was convinced, her mother stood by her. Being transgender gave her identity and fame in industry
marvia Malik is a Pakistani transgender newsreader and media representative. She became the first openly transgender newsreader to appear on Pakistani television when she made her debut in 2018.

Maya zaman is the first designer transgender in Pakistan to launch her own line of comfort pret wear. Facing extensive criticism from so called family and society but she never gave up.

There is no doubt there are fake transgender too who pretend to be transgender apparently and beg. The aim of writing this blog was to remind you that there is still violence against them which is either not reported or not raised in media. Our government must provide jobs to them and vocational trainings for them as they shall learn and earn from whatever skill they have. I urge media industry they often introduce transgender characters in movies and dramas so they shall give opportunity to real transgender and special place in media industry. Lets make them feel comfortable and equal to us.

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