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Nepal’s public service open to transgender job applications

Nepal’s public service open to transgender job applications

KATHMANDU:  A new government report has shown that over 600 transgender people applied for jobs within Nepal’s civil service last year. Activist have hailed the statistic as practical proof that the country’s commitment to recognising a third gender is making a real change. A 2007 court ruling formally recognised a gender option other than male […]

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Indian Census Finds Nearly Half a Million Trans* People

Indian Census Finds Nearly Half a Million Trans* People

The data from India’s first census including a third gender option found that 490,000 people identified as ‘third gender’. The census was conducted last year, and the ‘third gender’ category was used to refer to transgender and intersex people. India has a vibrant community of ‘hijras’ (who in western terms would likely be understood as […]

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