Shanta, a hijra from Bangladesh, applies her make-up in front of a fragment of mirror in the attic she rents with other transgenders. Photo: Zigor Aldama

In India, Bangladesh and Nepal, transgender communities exist on margins of society, waiting for change in public opinion

  • Transgender rights across South Asia are being addressed
  • Societal shifts occur more slowly, however, and discrimination remains a daily reality for the subcontinent’s hijras
Topic |   LGBTI

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Shanta, a hijra from Bangladesh, applies her make-up in front of a fragment of mirror in the attic she rents with other transgenders. Photo: Zigor Aldama
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