SPWG STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS) BILL 2019

BACKGROUND In December 2015, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment released the draft of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.  In August 2016, after receiving much feedback from trans, intersex and gender non-binary persons and communities, including the Sampoorna Working Group, the Government released a more regressive version of their own previous bill.… Continue reading SPWG STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS) BILL 2019

Bengali: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

কেন এই খোলা চিঠি “সরকার রূপান্তরকামী (ট্রান্সজেন্ডার) ব্যক্তিদের সাহায্য করতে চায়, কিন্তু তাদের সনাক্ত করতে পারবে?” এই শিরোনামের একটি নিবন্ধ,এক সপ্তাহ আগে, ১১ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৭, হিন্দুস্তান টাইমস এ প্রকাশিত হয়েছিল। আসন্ন টি-জি বিলটি সমস্ত রূপান্তরকামী  ব্যক্তিদের  ‘ট্রান্সজেন্ডার’- ক্যাটাগরির অধীনে শ্রেণীভুক্ত করতে হবে, এমন একটি সম্ভাবনার নির্দেশ করে। এটি NALSA  বিচারের লঙ্ঘন যা আমাদের (ট্রান্সজেন্ডাদের) যেকোনও বিভাগে -পুরুষ বা মহিলা বা ট্রান্সজেন্ডার হিসেবে চিহ্নিত করার… Continue reading Bengali: Open Letter to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) 2016 Bill – Responses From Sampoorna WG and other Trans & Intersex Communities

CONTEXT: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India introduced a bill in the Lower House of the Parliament in August 2016, titled the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) 2016 Bill. There are many aspects of the bill that are problematic, some especially contradict the Supreme Court of India’s Nalsa vs. Union of… Continue reading Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) 2016 Bill – Responses From Sampoorna WG and other Trans & Intersex Communities

बॉयकॉट का नारा: एच. आर. एल. एन. के द्वारा 2016 ट्रांसजेंडर बिल पर बुलाये गए विमर्श को बॉयकॉट करें संपूर्ण वर्किंग ग्रुप का साथ दें

संपूर्ण वर्किंग ग्रुप के मेंबर्स , एच. आर. एल. एन. के द्वारा बुलाये गए नालसा निर्णय और नए ट्रांस बिल पर ट्रिब्यूनल /विमर्श में शामिल नहीं होंगे। इसके कारण हैं: 1. एच. आर. एल. एन. ने ट्रांस समुदाय के मेंबर्स को इस ट्रिब्यूनल /विमर्श का प्रस्ताव यह कहकर रखा कि यह नालसा निर्णय और 2016… Continue reading बॉयकॉट का नारा:
एच. आर. एल. एन. के द्वारा 2016 ट्रांसजेंडर बिल पर बुलाये गए विमर्श को बॉयकॉट करें
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CALL TO BOYCOTT HRLN CONSULTATION ON THE 2016 TG BILL – STAND WITH SAMPOORNA WORKING GROUP.

For Context: The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) recently called for a consultation to discuss the implementation of the 2014 NALSA judgement, and the government’s version of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016 (TG Bill 2016). The call for participation went to many NGOs, organisations and networks, and came to Sampoorna Working Group… Continue reading CALL TO BOYCOTT HRLN CONSULTATION ON THE 2016 TG BILL – STAND WITH SAMPOORNA WORKING GROUP.

Sampoorna Working Group Response to MSJE's Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015

Dear Smt Ghazala Meenai, Joint Secretary (SD), Room No. 616, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 Dear Madam, This document has been structured as follows: 1. Overall comments 2. Key points 3. Chapter-wise comments Submitted by the Sampoorna Working Group: Anindya, Deen, Gee, Nadika, Satya OVERALL COMMENTS 1. The time frame allocated to us for… Continue reading Sampoorna Working Group Response to MSJE's Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015

Reaching for equality and the perils of a missing voice

There is a desperately small number of opportunities for folks dedicated to the eradication of global sexism to come together, and even fewer of these with a focus specifically on masculinities and their impact on sexism. As transgender issues become more of a fixture in the media, these conversations have naturally shifted to include the… Continue reading Reaching for equality and the perils of a missing voice