Hijra Rights In Bangladesh

Bangladeshi transgender and intersex folks who have long self-identified as Hijra can now be documented as an official separate gender according to the government. Following the announcement, Hijra Kallyan Foundation President Abida Sultana Mitu said, “I would like to thank the government for this initiative…As we are the most neglected section of the society, I think the government will take more steps for protecting our rights.”

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