Mere providing stage does not mean the inclusion of our agenda: Suman
Kathmandu (Pahichan) May 29 – Transgender rights activist Suman Tamang has warned that merely providing opportunity in the stage few words does not mean inclusion of this community.
Speaking at a program organized by Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Tamang made such provisions. After hearing the plights of women suffered from Chaupadi and transgender male, the schedule of chief guest was change.
“Transgender male are born as children so they have to face the tensions of mensuration. While I am speaking there is not presence of minister and other high-level guests,” said Tamang. The day on mensuration was started in 2014. The number of countries marking this day has reached 56.
Suman was scheduled to present the grievances of this community in front of Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhel, and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Tham Maya Thapa, Minister for Water and Sanitation and State Minister for Health Padma Aryal but they left the program changing the schedule.
Though there was not presence of high-level government officials, Suman shared the problems faced by this community. Suman said transgender women are facing problems in each and every sector. Suman said members of this community are facing problems even in Toilets.