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HRD & Member
TransAction Pakistan

Sunny is a trans rights activist from the Khyber Pakhtunkwa Province. She has led protests and agitation demanding justice for crimes committed against trangender people in the KP province. TransAction addresses the collective concerns of transgender and intersex community including the recognition of their rights, and advocating for change promoting a direct connection to policy makers.Members of Transaction are being attacked with a worrisome frequency. 

Pakistan’s record of impunity has emboldened hostile actors and fostered an increasingly violent climate for HRDs, who face high risks including killing, arbitrary arrest and detention, abduction and kidnapping, surveillance, threats and judicial harassment. The government of Pakistan has made no real effort to support or protect their work and instead regularly votes against UN resolutions aimed at providing better protection for HRDs.

While the transgender community in Pakistan has made some strides in recent years, attacks on transgender HRDs remain widespread and the violence has been increasing. HRDs working on religious freedom and minority rights are also targeted.