La comunità hijras in Pakista festeggia l'ottenimento del diritto di voto

Pakistan Today reports:

The jubilant eunuchs also celebrated the historical moment by dancing and singing songs. They showed their enthusiasm at joining the mainstream population of voters and announced full participation in the coming general elections.

It is an unfortunate reality that transgender people face a lot of problems, socially as well as economically, in Pakistan. The very episode related to recognition of their right to vote clearly illustrates the kind of treatment the transgender community has been subject to over the years.

Concrete and authentic data about the total population of transgender persons in Pakistan is not available. However according to a Dawn newspaper report:

Estimates put the number of gender confused persons in the country between 80,000 and 300,000.

Fonte: Pubblicato da Lorenzo Bernini