Hijra/Transgender Community Stories


This series was done to break the silence around integrating the stories of marginalized hijra/transgender communities living in Bangladesh.

The main reason for having this series was to share the untold stories of people belonging to the hijra/transgender communities. It was a great challenge for Swayong to gather the stories for this series because people felt afraid and ashamed to share the injustices that have happened to them. But many came forward, and Swayong shared some of the most thought-provoking stories in the history of Swayong. Also, when Swayong was approached for this collaboration, the main reason for working together was the sense of unity that this collaboration had to offer as the collaboration consisted of many different and unique organizations working for the same cause.