Assessing Social Inclusion through Transgender Legal Reforms in Pakistan

18 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2019

Date Written: October 7, 2018

Abstract

This paper is argues that social inclusion of LGBTQ community is essential for the well being of the society. LGBTQ members are frequently discriminated, tortured and are victim of other horrors on the basis of their gender identity. Using Sen's work on social inclusion I assess the recent legal developments in Pakistan for LGBTQ community as a case study. This paper defines and provides a good background history of the LGBTQ community in Pakistan and their activism. The paper concludes by highlighting the work of Akhuwat Foundation through which members of LGBTQ community are finding ways to access their basic freedoms and participate in the well being of the society.

Keywords: Well being, development, history, social inclusion, human rights, Islam, Pakistan, activism

JEL Classification: I38

Suggested Citation

Umar, Ayesha, Assessing Social Inclusion through Transgender Legal Reforms in Pakistan (October 7, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3433495 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3433495

Ayesha Umar (Contact Author)

York University ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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