Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
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ISSN: 2319-8834

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Third Genders: Their Agonies and the Demand for Legal Recognition

Dr. Neelu Mehra and Dr. Shivani Goswami

Third genders are the intersex people whose sex is not assigned or determined at birth. They are sidelined, marginalized and treated as untouchable and impervious; they are deprived of the social and the cultural participation and contribution. Not only this, since in many countries their legal status is not determined, they are being dispossessed and robbed of many rights and the privileges which the other gender enjoy and benefit as the citizen of the country. The paper will focus and talk on the grievances and moaning of the third gender community, their demand to have the legal declaration of their gender identity, to get the socio-economic benefits and other privileges, role of the law in giving recognition to their gender identity etc.