Youth Essay Writing Competition on Transgender Rights

Age Limit: 18 to 30 Year

Last Date  of Submission: 30th August 2021

Background

Pakistan is the first country in Asia and one of the few in the world to legally recognize self-perceived gender identity when in May 2018, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act. The Act aims to ensure the rights of transgender persons by prohibiting discrimination and harassment while also enabling transgender persons to change their gender in national records.

However, provincial assemblies have not taken the necessary steps to legislate their own laws, as given them authority after 18th constitutional amendment. The GTO intending to know the perception of youth about Trans-gender issues and their recommendations for the solution. So, after analyzing the situation, the organization could initiate a comprehensive sensitization and advocacy campaign in Punjab.

Topics are given below;

Human Rights of Trans-Persons, Health Issues, Legal Issues, Social Issues, Inheritance related Issues, Family Level Acceptance, Torture, Sexual Abuse, Economic Issues

Choose any one from above, more than one Or any other Topic, related to the lives of Transgender Community, as you want

To get more information about the topics, you can read Research Reports, done by GTO-Pakistan on related topics. For further clarification, you can watch some documentary and visit our social media pages as well;

https://www.gtopakistan.org/research-studies/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/gtopakistan/

https://www.facebook.com/gtopakistan/videos Twitter @gtopakistan

1st Prize Rs. 7,000

2nd Prize Rs. 5,000

3rd Prize Rs. 3,000

Other Top 20 shall be awarded Certificate of appreciation and their Essays shall be published in Media

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