UNDP releases report on legal gender recognition in Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a study titled Legal Gender Recognition of Transgender People: a Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia which highlights that a majority of transgender people across the Asia-Pacific region have not been able to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. The report further mentions that the lack of gender recognition has led to widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence towards individuals who are seen to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. The report further takes cognizance of the existing laws, policies and practices related to legal gender recognition for transgender people in nine countries in Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand.

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