Organizational News

Khyber-Pashtunkhwa Government’s move to facilitate travels of transgender person under the planned BRT Project

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First time in the history of Pakistan any provincial or federal Govt consulted Transgender community for their travel needs as the  KP Govt moved to facilitate travels of transgender Person under the planned BRT Project Transgender community in Pakistan specially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa often faces discrimination, bullying abuse and are harassment while they access gender segregated spaces while using daily ...

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‘Hunted Down for Fun’: Discrimination and Violence Against Transgender Women by Nowshera Police

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Trans Action (KP) is a Provincial Alliance of transgender which is working to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights, protection and equality of Tran’s people. We are currently working to address underlying issues of chronic vulnerability and overlooked transgender needs, issues and vulnerabilities and protect their civil political ...

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Civil Society stages protest against honour killings in front of Peshawar Press Club

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society is deeply concerned over the growing incidents of honor crimes. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), 1,276 incidents of honour killings were reported in the country from Feb. 2014 to Feb. 2016 but the First Information Reports (FIRs) were filed in only 400 cases. Moreover, the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human ...

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Targeting of Transgender Activists by Police is Unacceptable Says TransAction Alliance

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“TransAction” the Provincial alliance of Transgender persons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized a press briefing at Peshawar press Club today to express their concerns over the recent police brutalities against the trans activist in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  TransAction an alliance of transgender which is working to  improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion both the organizations seeks to improve ...

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District Support Group Formed to Support Women Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survivors in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Women living in distress, afflicting the violence on daily basis are deprived of their rights, moreover they do not have access to justice and those who manage to reach the district courts are unable financially to afford to precede their litigation. To support females deprived of justice, Blue Veins a Peshawar based organization has initiated a project “Strengthening District ...

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Emerging Trends of Regulating Nonprofit Organizations Through Regulatory Frameworks Will Shrink Space for Civil Society

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PESHAWAR: A joint dialogue forum of civil society organizations was organized in Peshawar under the theme “Space for Civil Society in Pakistan.  The event was organized to identify and address barriers to a healthy state-NGO relationship and will contribute to forge a strategic partnership within NGOs networks, NGOs and other stakeholders. The event emphasized on framing a code of conduct ...

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Transgender protests against police brutality

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Transgender community to protested against police transphobia following claims S.H.O. Ghazi attacked a transgender function, looted Rs. 1500,000 and sexually harassed two transgender A newly formed  provincial alliance of transgender called TransAction hold a peaceful protest against police trans-phobia, outside Peshawar Press Club and organized a media briefing. President of the TransAction Alliance  Farzana told media that S.H.O. Ghazi named ...

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Forum of Pro Bono Women Lawyers to Provide Free Legal Aid to GBV Survivors in Peshawar Launched at International Women’s Day

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PESHAWAR: Blue Veins under the project “Strengthening District Bar Associations and setting up Facilitation Kiosks in District Court” Peshawar in collaboration with District Bar Association under Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat foundation, from the American people, supported by USAID has organized an event at Peshawar Press Club to Celebrate International Women’s Day. The event was marked by Blue Veins ...

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Transgender has given no count in 2016 census in Pakistan says Farzana, president Trans-Action Alliance

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PESHAWAR: There is an important development Pakistan is going to have its census after 17 years of delay. There is no difference of opinion that without Census data, socio-economic planning is not much better than guesswork. According to the constitution of Pakistan there should be census in Pakistan after 10 years which would allow government, businesses, and others to take ...

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Multi-stakeholders Consultation on the Draft of Child Marriages Bill in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Child marriages that snatch innocence of millions of girls worldwide, is one of the biggest obstacles to development. There is increasing recognition that child marriage is a serious problem that violates human rights and hinders key development outcomes. The latest international estimates indicate that, worldwide, more than 60 million women aged 20-24 were married before they turned 18. Blue ...

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