Discussing Transgender Rights at the UN

16 Jun

“An Indian eunuch Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is fighting for the rights and respect of the global transgender community during the ongoing United Nations high level meeting on AIDS.

After meeting a large number of ambassadors, diplomats, world leaders and social activists who from all over the world have gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the HIV/ AIDS meet, Tripathi told NDTV.Com in an interview that she is here to fight for transgender community, who have been deprived of their basic rights and are not being treated as human being.”

Read More: http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080052777


One Response to “Discussing Transgender Rights at the UN”

  1. Tomas Eric Nordlander August 22, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    Human Rights Defence has now announced the results our essay competition. At third place Shoma A. Chatterji’s “Eunuchs of India – Deprived of Human Rights” is placed. Here is a snippet from its introduction…

    “The International Human Rights Day comes and goes every year. Human Rights activists talk of torture of under trials in police custody. They talk about human beings being subjected to medical experimentation without their conscious knowledge. They discuss socially relevant subjects like violence against women, child abuse, trafficking or exploitation of child labour in TW countries. But the lot of the community of eunuchs is largely ignored even by their own. It is also true that at every stage of their existence, their rights to live and work like normal human beings are violated with impunity.”

    If you like to read more, you will find it on our site: http://www.humanrightsdefence.org

    Yours sincerely,

    Tomas Eric Nordlander

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