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Access Redressal finance in Uttar Pradesh :The transgender community in Uttar Pradesh

By Anubhutie SinghBeni Chugh, & Malavika Raghavan

This is the fourth video of our six-part series with Khabar Lahariya, the award-winning rural digital journalism platform run by women in the media-dark hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) and Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) to understand how individuals in rural households are managing their financial lives at a time of great uncertainty. Read more about this project collaboration here.

In this fourth video of a six-part series, we follow members of the transgender community in Uttar Pradesh who recount their personal experiences of how they are regarded in society, and how this impacts their access to social and financial security. This video explores the kind of difficulties they face in their interactions with government systems, for example, while applying for national identity documents like the Aadhaar, a document upon which several welfare deliveries are dependent. The video also explores the economic hardships that the community had to face when their sources of livelihood were affected by the pandemic induced lockdowns. As the government in Uttar Pradesh considers creating a welfare support scheme for the community, what is it that they should be mindful of? Is it easy for the members of this community to interact with government officials? Do they have readily available bank accounts? Will only monetary support help them get to financial well-being? Find out more in this fourth video of the series…

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