third gender


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third gender

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology)
a. a category of people who are considered as being neither men nor women, such as transgender and intersex people
b. (as modifier): a third-gender person.
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Then in August 2017, they were granted the right to have national identity cards representing the third gender.
Like neighbouring India, Bangladesh and Nepal, Pakistan recognises hijras as a third gender, thanks to a 2009 Supreme Court decision that awards them classification as a distinct category.
Despite there being pressing areas where women are yet to fully achieve equality (such as the two third gender rule and the gender pay gap) it is worth celebrating what women are achieving through collaboration.
A lobby group has gone to court to push President Uhuru Kenyatta to adhere to the two third gender rule.
Taiwan's government-level Gender Equality Committee said Thursday that to ensure the civil rights of transgender, intersex and other groups with different gender identities, the agency is conducting comprehensive research and study of the existing laws to propose plans to add a third gender option to national ID cards and passports.
Other reasons include increasing emergence of third gender population, such as men-having-sex with-men (MSM) and transgender, societal stigma and discrimination, porous border with Indian state of Assam and West Bengal and increased availability of emergency contraceptive pills, undermining the use of condoms.
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) last week announced the winning proposals for its third Gender and the first ever Youth Promotion Initiatives (GPI3/YPI), allocating USD 12 million to 15 projects in Cote dIvoire, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.
Matters related to enlisting the third gender as voter and problems being faced by the community during polling process were discussed in detail during the meeting.
Germany is set to add a third gender option for its citizens.
The stakeholders, including representatives of third gender as well as those with disabilities and HBWs in general on the occasion also recommended adequate legislation for the rights of the target groups and their implementation letter and spirit.
Lawmakers in Germany announced Wednesday that the government will legally recognize a third gender option on birth certificates.
Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday in favour of the introduction of a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or are born with an ambiguous sexual anatomy.

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