Pakistan : The first and only country to include transgender woman in its delegation at UN CEDAW

A transgender woman named Aisha Mughal is an Expert at the Ministry of Human Rights.

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The government of Pakistan is taking notable initiatives to protect the rights of the transgender community. The country has proven this by becoming the first and only nation in the world to include a legally recognized, transgender woman, in its National Delegation at the UN Session Committee.

The session was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The Ministry of Human Rights led the delegation.

Initiatives taken by Pakistan for the Transgender Community

  • The transgender community can join the police force in Pakistan.
  • The community was given the right to obtain driver licenses in 2018.
  • In 2018, the first dedicated school for transgender people was launched in Lahore by an NGO called Exploring Future Foundation (EFF).
  • In 2017, the transgender community was entered into the National Database System.
  • The transgender community was issued passports and was allowed to travel abroad in 2017.

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