mashable.com - 10 days ago
India government puts out viral Facebook video in support of transgender women
An Indian government agency has made a public statement to protect its transgender hires, even producing a Facebook video to educate the public about discrimination.
It's being heralded as a first in the country, where transgender women still face abuse and hostility from society. The 23 women will be working at a new Kochi Metro station in Kerala, south India. In the video, one woman says: "I also have ambition, hopes and dreams." Another says: "I want you to look at me, and just see a person doing a job." Image: Kerala Information/Facebook Image: KERALA INFORMATION/FACEBOOK Image: KERALA INFORMATION/FACEBOOK The video was published by Kerala Information, the state's public relations department. It now has 1.2 million views and 27,400 shares on Facebook, since it was posted over the weekend. The women are employed as part of Kerala's Kudumbashree state programme, which aims to empower women by giving them jobs and opportunities.
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