The transgender community in Pakistan faces multiple issues like discrimination, social stigma and exclusion. The majority of society has no, or limited knowledge about these issues.
Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI) is a research and advocacy forum to improve human rights status of marginalized groups including all sexual and gender minorities. FDI will organize a series of six open dialogues between high school/university students and trans women and trans rights activists to encourage trans/straight alliances. In order to optimize the impact of these dialogues, legislators will be invited to – hopefully – encourage them to include trans women rights in the decision making process.
All dialogues will be recorded and shared on social media to reach a wider audience, in order to increase the level of visibility, awareness and understanding of the transgender community.