NADRA, on Friday, has started a registration campaign for transgender persons, to reach out the marginalized segment of the society.
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) on Friday launched registration campaign for transgender persons to reach out the marginalized segment of society across the country. In a bid to enhance the registration of transgender persons and create awareness, the authority has launched countrywide campaign “Trans-Rights are Human Rights”.
In this regard, NADRA is conducting remedial training of field officials on December 13 to sensitize the sensitivities and vulnerabilities that create encumbrance in the registration of transgender persons, said a statement issued by NADRA. The national registry has so far registered as many 5,626 transgender persons who opted for a gender other than male or female.
The authority further aims at creating awareness about the significance of legal identity for empowering the transgender community. In this milieu, NADRA has engaged Ministry of Human Rights, and provincial/district social welfare departments to mobilise the transgender persons for computerized national identity card (CNIC) registration in order to help them “eliminate long-standing discrimination, exclusion and sporadic violence.”
NADRA Chairman Tariq Malik held a meeting on Friday with transgender persons, hailing from different parts of the country. “This year on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, we are asserting that trans-rights are also human rights,” he said during the meeting.
He said NADRA has taken this daunting task of bringing the transgender people in the fold of inclusive society by issuing them the basic identity document.
The authority has made first time CNIC registration free for all transgender persons and special mobile registration vans (MRVs) are being deployed for registration of transgender persons in the areas where a large number of the community is residing.
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