DHAKA: A TV channel in Bangladesh has employed the nation’s first-ever transgender particular person as a information anchor, Geo Information reported Tuesday.
In line with a report by Geo.tv, Tashnuva Anan Shishit, 29, was overwhelmed with feelings and teared up as quickly as she received an opportunity to learn the information on TV.
Tashnuva stated that all through her life, she needed to face discrimination due to her gender identification.
Owing to society’s angle in direction of her which left her feeling degraded, Tashnuva didn’t simply depart her dwelling, she additionally tried to commit suicide 4 instances.
She stated that since childhood, she needed to face hatred and humiliation as individuals used to move snide feedback at her on a regular basis.
Regardless of all the issues, Tashnuva continued their training and in addition labored for various non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
“I am the first Bangladeshi transgender individual to hold a Master’s degree in public health,” Tashu stated.
In line with official statistics of the Bangladeshi authorities, there are about 11,000 transgender people within the nation. Nevertheless, in accordance with native NGOs, this quantity is near 100,000, most of whom reside in unfavourable situations.