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Transgender-inclusive sanitation: insights from South Asia


This paper provides insights from initiatives to include
transgender people in sanitation programming in South Asia. Three case
studies of recent actions to make sanitation inclusive for transgender
people (in India and Nepal) are presented, accompanied by reflections and
recommendations to guide future practice. Practitioners are recommended
to: engage with transgender people as partners at all stages of an
initiative; recognize that the language of gender identity is not fixed,
varying across cultures and between generations; and acknowledge that
transgender people are not a single homogeneous group but rather have
diverse identities, histories, and priorities. The case studies aim to raise
awareness of the diversity of transgender identities, exploring the needs
and aspirations of transgender women, transgender men, and third gender
people in South Asia.

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Collections Gender Influence and Impact
Issue Date 2019-03
Format Article
Rights Holders Practical Action Publishing