Sindh Transgender Welfare Network supporting the Trans community in Sindh. Transgender and intersex persons in Pakistan face violence and inequality – and often torture, even execution – because of who they love, how they look, or who they are. Transgender and intersex persons do not have the same level of rights as other Pakistanis and are routinely harassed, discriminated, and are subjected to violence, living on the margins of the society as entertainers, beggars and sex workers. We work to reclaim spaces for transgender and intersex community and end transphobia in the conservative and radicalized society of Sindh.
STWN seeks to improve the situation and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. Our Vision is an Sindh where trans people are understood, accepted and respected, and can participate fully in all aspects of society. Sindh remains a place where it can be difficult for trans people to lead safe, healthy and full lives. STWN is dedicated to ending transphobia, including stigma, discrimination and inequality and continues in the struggle for social, political and legal recognition of trans people in Sindh.