Pakistan will make it illegal to harass trans women in the workplace

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12/21/2018

Pakistan’s trans community is celebrating its inclusion in new laws which ban workplace harassment. The Sindh province, whose seat of government is in Karachi, has drafted a new bill which would outlaw harassment  in the workplace. Sindh drafted the bill to go beyond the Federal Government’s 2010 law so that it was more inclusive of gender. Minister for Women Development, Shehla Raza told The Express Tribune that the 2010 bill did not meet the needs of women. ‘It is not merely for women’s rights. All employees irrespective of his/her gender facing harassment at the workplace can lodge a complaint. For the first time in Pakistan’s history, we have given equal rights to transgender people,’ she said.

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