Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND NGOs

The hijras in our society suffer discrimination at every level. There are sizeable hijra communities in Lahore divided into several clans. According to statistics provided by a non-government organization (NGO), Contech International Health Education Research Resource Institute, a total of 45000 registered eunuchs in Lahore, but census data on them does not exist, making accurate enumeration impossible they continue to persist as marginalized and secretive community. Although stereotypes about hijras are constantly recycled as “alienation-grabbing” headlines, little actually make any difference. It is not just the people but even government harbors a negative attitude towards them. This is evident from the inactive role that the government is playing.

4 comments:

  1. More is required form the NGOz at the moment as Govt might not find tym outa polticz to deal with such social issues!

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  2. butat the same time shouldnt the govt take part as well and realize that this part of the community desrves equal rights..NGOs should step fwd but so shuld the govt

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  3. it is our thinking and our culture that breeds this negativeness towards the hijra community and because of this the govt does not take a stand or bothers to do anything for them. until the people realize and accept that they deserve rights i dont think anything will change

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  4. its not a work of a single person or single entitiy ...govt, NGOs and the society it self should take a step and change the way they think and the world would be a better place to live in.

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