Congratulations Kerala! State Unveils India’s First Transgender Policy
Source: Deccan Chronicle | Image Courtesy: jokingree
In a historic move, the state of Kerala has become the first in the country to roll out a transgender policy, a first of its kind, envisaging to end the societal stigma towards the sexual minority group and ensure them non-discriminatory treatment.
It was revealed that less than 12 per cent of them have regular jobs; that nearly 60 per cent drop out before they reach 10th standard; and also that 89 per cent has been ill-treated at work as per a report published on Deccan Chronicle.
The four major rights that the policy confers on Transgender are: Right to Equality, Right to Dignity and a life without violence, Right to Freedom of Expression, and Right to Equal Participation in Development.
The policy also ensures them equal access to social and economic opportunities, resources and services, right to equal treatment under the law, right to live life without violence and equitable right in all decision making bodies.
The Logical Indian community salutes and congrats the Kerala government for breaking the stereotypes.