Mentoring the queer case for economic inclusion
By Varta Economic Inclusion Mentoring Forum
Varta’s economic inclusion mentoring forum for queer communities takes off
West Bengal’s trans* and queer communities are formulating a policy and political participation advocacy plan. Chand takes us through the first step taken recently
By Sudipa Chakraborty, Pawan Dhall, Pradosh Dash
Transgender social worker Sudipa Chakraborty has had a harrowing time applying for Swasthya Sathi, West Bengal government’s ambitious health insurance scheme for one and all
By Pawan Dhall, Shivalal Gautam, Sudipa Chakraborty
Pawan Dhall has some random thoughts on education, gender bias and socio-economic exclusion – with inputs from Shivalal Gautam and Sudipa Chakraborty. Trigger alert: Suicide
By Debjyoti Ghosh, Jia Mata, Pawan Dhall
Excerpts from the report of a recent webinar on transgender rights in South Asia organized by Partners for Law in Development and Varta Trust
By Brindaalakshmi K.
‘Gendering of Development Data in India: Beyond the Binary’ – study reveals how structural gaps keep out transgender persons from the social welfare net, not just poor data collection
By Dr. Nandini Ghosh
Dr. Nandini Ghosh on the recent government move to dilute the offences and penal provisions in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and the...
By Sudipa Chakraborty, Sukanta Banerjee, Joyita Mondal
Sudipa Chakraborty, Sukanta Banerjee and Joyita Mondal point out that the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have heaped both ‘abuse’ and ‘responsibility’ on trans persons, perhaps more than ever before. With...
By Sukanta Banerjee
Sukanta Banerjee reports on how Amphan has aggravated the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of many trans women in West Bengal and what immediate mitigation support they need