The Gender Interactive Alliance (GIA) and Aurat March officers held a joint press convention on Thursday demanding an finish to what they known as was “genocide of our khwaja sira sisters.”
According to a press launch issued by the Aurat March and GIA 4 transgender ladies died in a month on account of apathy of the society – two had been murdered, whereas two died of being denied healthcare providers.
The audio system mentioned that Bijlee was a sort transgender girl who was identified to be on good phrases together with her neighbours. Her main supply of revenue was begging. This week, she was strangled to demise in her personal home.
Toffe, was a younger 19-year previous transgender girl who was refused remedy on the Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital as a result of she was HIV-positive. She subsequently died due to denial of her fundamental proper.
The press launch mentioned that Sherly was so aggressively discriminated in opposition to in healthcare areas that she was terrified to hunt remedy when she wanted it. Unfortunately, she handed away due to our healthcare system’s transphobia.
“X – she was violently murdered in Lyari. Her family doesn’t wish to disclose her name because they are still being threatened by the murderer,” the press launch acknowledged.
“These were all khwaja sira women; our sisters. They were all deprived of their right to life in the most callous manner, but what makes it worse is that we didn’t even hear about them through our media,” the assertion mentioned.
Condemning the rise in violence and discrimination in opposition to the khawaja sira group, GIA and Aurat March mentioned within the press launch that the method to deprive them of their place in society started with the colonisation of South Asia.
They maintained that previous to the arrival of British colonists and their social order, the kwaja siras loved social recognition and employment in lots of dignified professions.
Khawaja siras are shut out of public areas, healthcare, and academic establishments. Imagine going to a public well being establishment and being refused medical care as a result of you’re a khwaja sira; dying proper after. Imagine dying since you did not get the enough healthcare that our Constitution ensures.
Hundreds of khawaja sira ladies are killed and bodily abused yearly in Pakistan. Tragically, we do not see the media or state paying any consideration to this difficulty.
Therefore, we demand:
A whole finish to the genocide of our khawaja sira sisters. Stating their calls for, GIA and Aurat March mentioned:
“We demand a full and thorough investigation into the 4 murders, and demand that the state act in opposition to the perpetrators.
We demand the state take discover of the un-Constitutional discrimination of khawaja sira group at private and non-private well being care services.
They additionally demanded the medical fraternity uphold its oath and supply healthcare to khwaja sira sufferers with out discrimination. They urged the media to take discover of violence and discrimination in opposition to khwaja sira sisters.
We demand that the federal and provincial authorities implement all obligations beneath the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018, together with the institution of safety facilities and protected homes.