All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (APTEN) Launched

In an unprecedented move, the transgender networks of Pakistan including TransAction Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TAP), Sindh Transgender Welfare Network  (STWN), Punjab Transgender Association (PTA), Balochistan Alliance for Transgender and Intersex Community (BATIC), Blue Veins, PHRO , Hewad , Peace Justice and Youth Organization, Youth for Democracy and Development joined hands to launch Pakistan’s first national network on the political empowerment of transgender community named  All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (APTEN) in Peshawar yesterday. The  members of the APTEN called upon the Federal And Provincial governments, Election Commission of Pakistan, NADRA, UN agencies, and Civil Society organizations to support and coordinate with the […]

Proposed Domestic Violence Bill in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also address intimate partner violence among transgender

by Blue Veins While domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, the transgender women can find themselves at especially high risk. Certain unique factors may play into this high risk. For example, transgender women might have been rejected by their families or subjected to emotional abuse as children and teens. Early trauma may make them more likely to experience domestic violence later in life, and make them less likely to have family members they can turn to for support. Transgender women survivors of intimate partner violence face pervasive and unique barriers, but know there is hope as the Khyber […]

Civil Society for immediate legislation for the protection of transgender rights

A group of civil society organizations have today called on politicians to consider the human rights of transgender and intersex people as the two bills are tabled in the Senate while one in the National Assembly of Pakistan. Blue Veins and TransAction Alliance in collaboration with Sindh Transgender Network (STN), Baluchistan Alliance for Transgender and Intersex Community (BATIC), PHRO Sindh and Forum for Dignity Initiatives (FDI) has organized a consultative workshop in Islamabad on 3rd August 2017 to chalk out the advocacy plan to support the two bills The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2017 jointly submitted in senate […]