Our funding enables Forum for Dignity Initiatives to organize six dialogues between transgender women and high school students in Pakistan. The first dialogue out of the series “We are not children of a lesser God” took place in the School of Business Management in Islamabad. By means of these gatherings, students will be informed about gender roles and trans* issues which also help to bridge the gap between the transgender community and mainstream society, where trans* people often face social exclusion.
Project leader Uzma Yaqoob told us FDI received a huge round of applause for this initiative taken by them. Thereafter, the university and the students requested more of these dialogues.