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Coimbatore: Transgender people awareness camp held

By Team YourCoimbatore on 14th November 2021
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The anti-human trafficking unit (Ahtu) of the city police, district child protection unit, labour department and Childline organised a special awareness camp for transgender people at the Police Community Hall at Uppilipalayam on Saturday.

As many as 51 transgender people from Kavundampalayam, Sungam and Ramanathapuram attended the camp. Ahtu inspector Roselin advised them not to beg on the streets. Social welfare department officials explained about the state and central governments schemes for transgender people. “The government is helping them to construct houses and giving financial assistance every month.

There are many rehabilitation programmes for the third gender. A special law protects the rights of transgender people. They can contact the Childline at 1098 and city police whenever they are in distress,” said Roselin.

As many as 12 police officers and NGO representatives took part in the camp. Similar camps will be conducted for the benefit of the third gender in Coimbatore city, a police officer said.

Transgender people can also be a role models for others by changing and involving themselves in various fields.

Meena

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