Hijras will be included as a separate gender in National Census in Bangladesh

Members of the Hijra (transgender) community will be included as separate gender identity besides men and women in the upcoming National Census of January 2021, said Mohammad Tajul Islam, Director General of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Sep 17, 2020
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Members of the Hijra (transgender) community will be included as separate gender identity besides men and women in the upcoming National Census of January 2021, said Mohammad Tajul Islam, Director General of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

"Necessary preparations are completed, the census will start from the beginning of January 2021,"Mohammad Tajul Islam informed in a consultation meeting on 'Inclusion of Hijra /Transgender Community in National Census 2021' during an online conference yesterday, according to a press release of Bandhu.

Bandhu Social Welfare Society and National Human Rights Commission organised the conference.


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