Resource: FDI Legal Analysis of Transgender Persons Protection Bill 2017
Forum for Dignity Initiatives-FDI is a research and advocacy forum working for the human rights of most marginalized groups both gender and sexual minorities in Pakistan. FDI is closely working at policy level evidence based advocacy to improve the human rights situation for identified groups in Pakistan.
A bill on the protection of transgender persons was presented to Senate of Pakistan on January 9, 2017 as a private member bill by Senator Babar Awan.
FDI organized a multi-stakeholders consultation to review this recently presented bill on the protection of transgender persons in Pakistan. Consultation provided an opportunity to key stakeholders including; parliamentarians, representatives from ministry of human rights, civil society representatives, legal experts, academia, religious scholars, media and transgender community representatives to sit together, carefully review this bill and share their reservations followed by a set of recommendations to improve the gaps in current status of this bill before it becomes a law.
Read a copy of the legal analysis here: Transgender Persons Protection Bill 2017
FDI has printed this analysis also and those who are interested can request a copy of it. For more information see: www.fdipakistan.org<