Gender equality is necessary in every country and every community because I have seen it work for us Rwandans and I think it can work for the rest of the countries.If women realize their worth and how their contribution is of great importance to every family thus leading to the development of their community and country. Let us listen to the woman who carries a baby for 9months and give her confidence, stop the violence and she will carry us through to success of our fears. Remember behind every successful man there is a strong woman!

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I am Sathya Baashi, the first transgender to come out in Sri Lanka and speak out for the rights of the transgender community.
I had to leave home because of the discrimination I had to face by my own parents, to a certain extent this made me strong and gave me courage to do all this I have mentioned below.
I have worked in this field for nearly five years and have plenty of experience with dealing in the issues that transgender goes through.
I have worked in the Asian region and have experience with the gender minority. I know the way to deal with almost all the issues that this gender minority youth faces. Working for the Asia pacific region in the Youth Voices Count I have gained knowledge on the way to address these issues, if given this opportunity I know that I will be able to mark Sri Lanka further on the map of the world. The gender minority youth here in Sri Lanka goes through many challenges such as when coming out to their families to gain acceptance, when seeking health services they are often neglected are some of the issues and mostly self stigma and discrimination this should be dealt with care and awareness. I have experience in counseling and have come across many youth who are in distress and with my full effort guided them to live as normally as possible.
Currently working for the GFATM phase II project joining up with the FPA, (working for Heart to Heart organization) the main goal of this project is to prevent HIV and STI transmission among transgenders and transgender sex workers.
Working for Grassrooted trust as an ESPAM Project to establish sustainable economic level of marginalized women. I am also a UNYAP member in Sri Lanka.
I am attached with overseas organizations APNSW, APTN, SAHRA.

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Our organization Movement for Rural Development Organization is working on Women Rights, women Reproductive health rights and women empowerment and peace from last 5 years in the dangerous area of Taliban (Mardan & Swat).
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The parents of our Girl Scout troop volunteer so we can help girls realize they can be and do whatever they want. It will always take work, but if the girls make the effort, they can do amazing things.

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Dear Parliament Members,
Kindly remember that women constitute half of the world's population , but receive just one-tenth of the total rights.
So WOMEN need :
1- Support and enhance the economic role of women and prevent their displacement for the sake of increasing demand for female workforce.
2- Provide access to basic facilities
3- Facilitate women's asserts , recourses , knowledge , skills , and income .
4- Organize women into mutual support groups and motivate them to become leaders
5- Equip women with managerial skills , including project management and budgeting and provide access to relevant information.
6- Create opportunities for them to develop their potential , aptitudes , abilities and interests , so that they can gain self-fulfillment .
7- Get rights awareness programs , and legal guarantees of their right to control their own lives an matters of marriage , reproduction and livelihood.
Dear Parliament Members,
We the people of earth , and you are intended to reduce gender gap everywhere !
Regards !!
Issa Hamad Al-Hewetat

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