Hijra

January 13, 2018
January 13, 2018

EC to add 'Hijra' as a gender identity in voters' list

The Election Commission begins adding the "Hijra" in the gender identity section of voters' list as a mark of recognition to their right as the citizens of Bangladesh.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Hijra shot at Uttara

A person (Hijra) has been shot in an attack by his rivals in Dhaka’s Uttara area this morning.

July 6, 2015
July 6, 2015

WHO GETS TO DEFINE YOU?

Imagine a life of never fitting in, of constant ridicules and derisions, of being shunned by your own family, of being denied jobs and a chance at a “comfortable” life, of being harassed and assaulted, often sexually, because of who you are.

July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015

Hijras voice anger at gender test failures

Bangladesh's hijra community voices outrage Thursday after nearly all those appointed to government jobs set aside for transgenders are disqualified after an official medical test deemed them fully male.

June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015

Hijras, ethnic groups to get SME loans

Hijras, differently abled persons, and ethnic groups of Bangladesh will receive bank loans for setting up their own business from now on.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Govt mulls accommodating transgenders in service sector

The government is considering bringing Hijras or transgender community into society by offering them different service oriented jobs including the police service.