Tolo News: After an examination, a sixteen-year-old compelled to publicly identify as a girl in Nangarhar’s Chaparhar district would like to proceed as a boy in the future, but the family said that they cannot afford the cost of the treatment. Doctors said that an operation will cost 600,000 Afghani. Obaid Rahman Stanikzai, a doctor,
Tolo News: Abdul Sabor Husseini, a transgender person, was tortured by a group of unknown individuals in the western province of Herat. Husseini, 65, said that the individuals started torturing him after he refused to have relations with them. According to Husseini, the attackers burned his feet. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Laila, a transgender woman who lives in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, says she faces many hardships in the conservative and male-dominated society, including physical abuse that has left her nearly blind in one eye. Laila is her name, but Abdul Saboor is the name given her at birth. She is
The Huffington Post: You cannot talk to Gulalai in the language of her adopted country. Despite living in Pakistan for the past 17 years, she has been unable to properly learn Urdu and remains confined to her native Pashto. As a member of the transgender community, language is just one of the barriers she faces. “I