Bangladesh: Third-gender councillor candidate creates waves in Rangpur

Women appeared enraptured by her while she endeared herself to the crowds with a strong show of respect for her elders.  A member of the Hijra community is creating waves in Rangpur city by taking a shot at a councillor post in the upcoming city corporation election.

Nadira Begum is spending day and night meeting the residents of wards 20, 21 and 22 in the reserved seats for women and as a member of the third gender community. Nadira, a hermaphrodite who lives in a rented flat near Rangpur city’s Lalbag Railgate, has been acclaimed for her work as a social worker and for raising her voice on various issues.

After her candidacy was confirmed, she proceeded to distribute leaflets in which she vowed to work for the betterment of everyone in the area, if elected. Women appeared enraptured by her campaign while she has endeared herself to her elders with a strong show of respect. Read more via Dhaka Tribune