Category Gender, Pluralism and Social Inclusion

Contemporary Legal & Judicial Proceedings & Way Forward

Contemporary Legal & Judicial Proceedings & Way Forward

Maya Awasthy talked about Contemporary Legal & Judicial Proceedings & Way Forward surrounding the rights and recognition of India's transgender community. It starts by making a reference to the British colonial era, when transgender people (Hijras) faced discrimination and criminalization. It draws attention to the consequences of the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871, which labelled the Hijras as a criminal tribe.
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Is the Vagabond Happy? Friendship, Family and Queerness

The workshop titled "Beyond Binaries: Understanding Sexual Identities and Queer Rights Issues in India" was a five-day immersive online certificate training course organized by the IMPRI Gender Impact Study Centre (GISC). The event featured an esteemed panel of experts who shared their expertise and experiences.
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Situational Analysis and Needs Assessment of Lesbians, Bisexuals Women and Transmasculine Community in India

Bringing the struggles of lesbians, bisexual women and transmasculine community to the mainstream, Sonal Giani, a senior technical advisor (Diversity and Inclusion - South Asia region) at International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), New Delhi, wrapped up the first day of “Beyond Binaries: Understanding Sexual Identities and Queer Rights Issues in India” - a  Five-Day Immersive Online Certificate Training Course by the Gender Impacts Study Centre (GISC) on behalf of IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute of India on the instance of Pride Month.
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Northeast India: An abode of “Double minorities”

Centering the discussion on the queer communities particularly in Northeast India, Dr. Kaustav Padmapati, an assistant professor (Senior Scale) at School of Modern Media, UPES, Dehradun India, enlightened the attendees on the history, culture and the present struggles faced by the LGBTQIA+ section of the society in the seven sisters of India.