Maina – Photography Exhibition

The constitution of Bangladesh ensures equal opportunity for all genders. Even so, the widespread social rejection of hijra, transgender and intersex people remains high. As a result of ongoing stigma and persistent discrimination, hijra, transgender and intersex people struggle with chronic unemployment that saps their educational, emotional and physical wellbeing and limits their ability to engage productively with mainstream society. To combat these prejudices, the Jibangothon Unnyan Shongstha (JUS) and the Social Association for Development Alternative (SADA) are jointly arranging a virtual photo exhibition entitled “MAINA” to raise awareness, enable a safe workplace and employment, raise the standard of living and promote social and economic integration of the hijra, transgender and intersex community in Bangladesh.