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Dilara Afroj Shoaib Ahmed Papia Sultana Sanjida Akter

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Hijras are physiological males who have feminine gender identity with women's clothing and other feminine gender roles. They are neither male nor female.

We know a community is a group of people who work with one another building a sense of trust, care, and support. In Bangladesh Hijra community is a strong community, although they are the most neglected people in our society.

Voice Body language Dress-up with flashy make-up Unique style of clapping

To break the wrong perception by find out their strength. To know about their community To know what they think about our social community To know about their problem To find out logic behind our wrong perception



Survey Questionnaire ( selected area : Rayaer bazar , Keraniganj)



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Where they live? Do you have any community? How they come into the community? Who bring you to the community? Do you have any leader? How a group leader is selected? What is your role? What is your leaders role? What are their occupation / how they survive? Do you maintain any selected area for collecting money? Did your family still communicate with your? How do you communicate with others?

How you get the news of new hijras? 14. What are the requirements to enter the community? 12. If anyone faces any problem, how they solve the problem? 13. Do you have solved the problem by yourself (individual) / other members help you? 14. What is the strength of your community? 15. What they demand from the society? 16. How can you serve the society/ country? 17. Do you have any social or political backup? 18. Which religion do you belong? Do you still maintain it? How? 19. Do you face any problem to maintain it? What are those barriers?

Money Collection from markets Dancing and singing in functions Sex worker

Family left them Community finds them

Family torture Social discrimination


barrier Strong unity Distribution of area Rules and regulation Exit barrier

Process of selection
Food Shelter Security

Act like mentor

By web of words of mouth Mobile Gossip Various kinds of occasion

Identity Crisis Odd point of view for them Family never contact with them No social rights Negative perception No work No educational environment / Institution Discrimination between normal people and androgen No space for them to the society No place for burial

Unity Friendly & Hospitable Self- respect Ability for doing any kind of work

Able to turn their weakness into strength

Helping hand

Unique style

They dont like to be called Hijra They belief people abusive them by calling Hijra They wanted to be known by their name.

The hijra communities are also a part of our society. They just want the basic rights by which they can survive. So if our society provides them chance to do something for betterment they can prove themselves as an asset. It is the right time to change our point of view to them so that they can turn their weakness into strength by serving our country and never hesitate to think that they are also a part of our society.