Long way for acceptance of transgenders in PakistanBy
Remember this is a society which persecutes its women, so the transgenders are further marginalized, she pointed out. Jannat Ali who has done her MBA and heads the Khwaja Sera Society, said she ran a literary project which aimed at teaching skills to young people so they didn't have to beg on the streets. She said it was difficult for transgenders to continue in school due to stigma and prevalent attitudes. Children were taunted and many were reluctant to study. Education was the only way they could integrate and get jobs.
Even on the health front, Khan said when they went to hospitals, they couldn't stand in the male or female queues."We are asked to go here and there. If we can't even stand in a queue, how will we get treatment," she asked.