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“I am healed now” says newly-male police constable

Lalit Salve

”Menstruation? … I don’t know.

Perhaps something happened during my teenage years.

I don’t know… Don’t know.”

These hesitant words are spoken by the first police constable in India to have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery. Once Lalita, he became Lalit Bhau Salve.

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12.10.2018 | 12:30

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‘I am enough for myself,’ says Irha Parishei, a transgender woman

Irha Parishei © Privat

Irha Parishei is a transgender woman who is currently pursuing an engineering degree at NUST University. She has taken it upon herself to challenge the many ugly stereotypes about the transgender community. She works with Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) to raise awareness and has met various politicians. She shared some of her experiences and the challenges she faces in an interview with DW.

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22.08.2018 | 13:50

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Transgender participation in Pakistan’s elections

The Elections Act 2017 passed by Pakistani parliament in 2017 encouraged transgender people to vote and also to contest in elections. Five transgender candidates took up the challenge, running successful, albeit losing, political campaigns.

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11.08.2018 | 12:51

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Pakistan’s first transgender anchor: ‘I struggled a lot to be accepted’

Marvia Malik is Pakistan’s first transgender news presenter. In a DW interview, Malik says she had to work hard to break taboos and finally be accepted by a society that discriminates against transgender people.

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29.03.2018 | 16:04

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Women in the News

(Copyright: picture-alliance/dpa)

(Copyright: picture-alliance/dpa)

In 2012 an Indian student was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a documentary about the case, “India’s Daughter”. But now the Indian government has banned the broadcast of the film. Read also other women’s news that made it to the headlines.

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04.03.2015 | 10:44

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Women in the News

 

(picture-alliance/dpa)

(picture-alliance/dpa)

Here’s a round-up of women’s news that made it to the headlines. Did we miss
something? Let us know through your comments.

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30.01.2015 | 10:02

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‘They treat us like aliens’

‘Transgender’ in India usually signifies a person who does not identify with the gender he or she was born with. Often, the so-called “third gender” is maligned and discriminated against by the Indian mainstream. Women Talk Online blogger Murali Krishnan spoke to five transgenders at an event in New Delhi and asked them about their expectations from the upcoming general elections and Indian society in general.

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26.03.2014 | 11:40

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