Human Rights Ministry takes several initiatives to protect rights of transgenders

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Human Rights has taken several initiatives including the Transgender Act and the formulation of its rules through national consultation to protect the rights of transgenders in Pakistan.


A national committee has been established for the implementation of the Transgender Act.

The Ministry of Human Rights also ensured the availability of instructions in English and Urdu for police training to protect transgender rights.

It also organized several workshops for the protection of transgenders from HIV and disgrace.

The process of consultation has been started on the mechanism of sending complaints to centres established to protect transgenders’ rights.

The Ministry of Human Rights also arranged several consultation sessions with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), the Ministry of Health, and Universities across Pakistan to create public awareness.

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