Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Transgender Community in District Peshawar KP

Authors

  • Sher Shah Social Case Worker, Department of Social Welfare Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Farhan Ali In charge Shelter Home, Department of Social Welfare Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Irfan Ullah MPhil scholar, Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat (KUST). KP, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)48

Keywords:

Covid-19, Socio-Economic Impacts, Transgender

Abstract

This study examines the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 on the transgender community in Peshawar District KP, using a qualitative approach and snowball sampling technique to select a sample of 55 transgender individuals. Through in-depth interviews and thematic analysis, the study found that the transgender community faced significant challenges due to their social exclusion by their Gurus, illiteracy, lack of employment opportunities, and complex gender identity. The impact of Covid-19 exacerbated these problems, resulting in social exclusion, homelessness, mental health issues, economic dependency, and gender complexity. The study recommends that the government and transgender-led organizations conduct awareness sessions, direct religious leaders regarding transgender rights, provide access to healthcare, financial support, and affordable housing facilities, and support the transgender-led organization for inclusion and acceptance.

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Published

2023-05-10

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How to Cite

Shah, S., Ali, F., & Ullah, I. (2023). Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Transgender Community in District Peshawar KP. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 4(2), 523–533. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)48