Opening Pathways for Khwajasiras

The stigma attached with the Third Gender, or the Khwajasiras, is so prevalent in our society that it has stifled all efforts taken towards creating support structures for them. Akhuwat, in collaboration with Fountain House, launched the Khwajasira Support Program (KSP) in 2011. The intervention focuses on removing the barriers that have led to the social and economic exclusion of the Khwajasira Community. The aim is not to reform or reshape the behavior and identity of the Khwajasiras instead it is to help them successfully integrate within the social fabric of our society while maintaining their distinct identity.

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