Transgender and Sanitation: A Fundamental Concern

  • Abhilasha Semwal and Shivani Singh
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  • Abhilasha Semwal

    Process & Program Manager at Sanrachna Foundation, India

  • Shivani Singh

    Legal Researcher at Sanrachna Foundation, India

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The article discusses the challenges faced by transgender individuals in India, particularly the need for separate sanitation facilities. Despite the constitutional guarantee of equality and human rights, the LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination and violence. Transgender individuals, in particular, are often ostracized by society and their families, leaving them with no option but to resort to begging or sex work for survival. This article aims to shed light on their plight and the importance of recognizing their basic needs, such as access to safe and hygienic restrooms. The lack of separate sanitation facilities not only affects their dignity but also poses a risk to their health and safety. By highlighting this issue, the article hopes to raise awareness and promote action toward ensuring equal rights and opportunities for transgender individuals in India.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 904 - 908


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