Tashnuva Anan Shishir, second from left, presents the information at a studio in Dhaka on March 8, 2021. — AFP

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.television,   Tashnuva Anan Shishit, 29, was overwhelmed with feelings and teared up as quickly as she obtained an opportunity to learn the information on TV.

Tashnuva mentioned that all through her life, she needed to face discrimination due to her gender identification.

Owing to society’s perspective in the direction of her which left her feeling degraded, Tashnuva didn’t simply go away her residence, she additionally tried to commit suicide 4 occasions.

She mentioned 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 schooling and likewise labored for various non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

“I’m the primary Bangladeshi transgender particular person to carry a Grasp’s diploma in public well being,” Tashu mentioned.

In line with official statistics of the Bangladeshi authorities, there are about 11,000 transgender people within the nation. Nevertheless, in response to native NGOs, this quantity is near 100,000, most of whom dwell in unfavourable circumstances. 

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