Equity and Equality of Inclusive Education for Third Gender in Pakistan: A Case study of Klinefelter Syndrome (gender disorder)

rabia hashmi, Hina Fazil


Article 2 of Human Rights Commission (2007) declares that every individual has equal rights to education and access to human rights without distinction to race, color, sex, language, religion, political, national or social origin, property birth or another status. Klinefelter syndrome (gender disorder), which is also known as Transgender (commonly named third gender or Khusra in Pakistan) are not even considered as human beings in our society. Recently a school has been opened by an NGO in Lahore city for the Transgender community, which is a brave step in itself. This paper aimed to discuss the provision of equity and equality for inclusion in education for individuals with Klinefelter syndrome in Pakistan. A qualitative research approach was adopted for this study and three private sector schools were selected from Lahore city using a purposive sampling technique. In order to obtain data on the subject; an in-depth semi-structured interview was conducted from school administrators, policymakers and teachers. The results of the interviews were transcribed and analyzed through thematic analysis.

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