Ministry of Human Rights organized consultative meeting for Transgender Protection centre

Official News Press Information Department

Islamabad, October 03, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR) organized a consultative meeting for the Transgender Protection centre on 3rd October 2019. Transgender leaders, Activists, different Government institutions and departments along with the civil society participated in the meeting. According to the section 6(a) of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018, The Government shall establish Protection Centers and Safe Houses to ensure the rescue, protection and rehabilitation of Transgender persons in addition to providing medical facilities, psychological care, counselling and adult education to the Transgender persons.

Toward this end MOHR is taking an initiative to establish a Protection Center for Transgender Persons and create a platform where the community can feel safe and their grievances can be heard. Protection Centre will be designed to ensure safety, protection, provision of immediate medical attention and promote accountability. Services are aimed at addressing the spectrum of violence by providing immediate guidance, counselling and basic education of human rights.

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