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Understanding the Prejudice and Social Exclusion of Transgender Community in Cultural and Theoretical Context 

Syed Bahadur Abbas1
  • 1 School of International and Public Affairs, China

Abstract

While most of the studied focused on primary data to portray the deteriorated socioeconomic status of transgender community in Pakistan. This study takes a leverage to employ theoretical approach towards understanding the situation of Transgender community in Pakistan. This study sheds light on the problem of prejudice and social exclusion of transgender community in Pakistan’s society. Despite that government’s efforts to formalize legislations for the recognition of Transgender people and application of welfare policies for the betterment of transgender community, the social acceptance of transgender community is still a goal far from being achieved. The gender hierarchy of Pakistan still sees transgender people at the bottom. This study suggests the need for awareness for the gender equality and equal rights for transgender community in Pakistan.

Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 17 No. 1, 2021, 118-123

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2021.118.123

Submitted On: 10 September 2020 Published On: 1 June 2021

How to Cite: Abbas, S. B. (2021). Understanding the Prejudice and Social Exclusion of Transgender Community in Cultural and Theoretical Context . Journal of Social Sciences, 17(1), 118-123. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2021.118.123

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Keywords

  • Transgender
  • Prejudice
  • Social Exclusion
  • Masculinity