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Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel & Tourism 
February 16, 2017
This report explores the inter-linkages between three areas: children, tourism and migration
‘It’s Time Tourism Industry Took Difficult Decisions To Stay Responsible And Sustainable: Experts' 
January 23, 2017

Tourism industry experts, industry watchers and advocates of responsible and sustainable tourism...

Walking the Tightrope - Exploitation of Migrant Children in Tourism in Goa 
April 01, 2016
Walking the Tightrope - Exploitation of Migrant Children in Tourism in Goa
Equations Submission To 'State Policy For Transgender in Karnataka, 2014 
March 31, 2016
In April 2014, Supreme Court recognized transgender as the third gender...
New Tourism Policy Will Harm Local Communities and Environment, Say Activists 
March 25, 2016
As many as 51 civil society organisations working across a range of fields linked to...
EQUATIONS submission to the Right of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015
January 20, 2016

EQUATIONS submission to the Right of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015

January 2016

The legislation is modelled on the private members’ Transgender bill moved by Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva and passed by the Upper House on April 24, 2015. This was the first time in 45 years that a private members’ Bill had been passed by the House, forcing the government to assure the House that it would bring it’s own law in Lok Sabha after “correcting infirmities” in Siva’s Bill. The Social Justices Empowerment ministry had several rounds of consultations and has finally moved a Cabinet note. Many provisions of Transgender Bill have been accommodated in the government legislation except for provision for exclusive transgender rights courts, reservation in primary, secondary and higher educational institutions, incentives to employers in private sector, special employment exchanges and national and state commissions for transgender persons. Sources said the Social Justices Empowerment Ministry has asked for comments from different ministries in two weeks after which it’ll take the Bill to the Union Cabinet for its nod. specific mechanisms to protect the interests of the transgender communities in tourism and awareness of the tourism industry towards issues of transgender people is critical. We have made some comments and suggestions from the tourism perspective to the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015. We request to take these into consideration fill finalising the Bill.

Click here to download 'EQUATIONS submission to the Right of Transgender Persons Bill 2015, Jan-2016-EQUATIONS, 51.6kb.

Class code: G20, G22, G23

Keywords: Tourism, India, EQUATIONS, LGBT, Transgender Bill, Social Justices Empowerment Ministry, tourism Impact.