Nisha Rao

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Nisha Rao
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Born
NationalityPakistani
EducationLaw, LL.B
Alma materUniversity of Karachi
OccupationLawyer, activist
Websitehttps://www.nisharao.com

Nisha Rao is a Pakistani transgender lawyer and activist.[1] In 2020, she became the first transgender law graduate in Pakistan.[2][3]

Career[change | change source]

Rao began her law career by participating in various advocacy events.[4] She later associated herself with various Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as a volunteer and a legal adviser.[5][6] She joined the Gender Interactive Alliance (GIA), which works for the rights of the transgender community.[7][8]

As a lawyer, Nisha has dealt with over 50 cases regarding the transgender community.[9][10]

Future plans[change | change source]

Nisha plans to help the transgender community through her NGO.[11][12] She wants to set up a helpline where transgender people can be guided by other community members. She also has plans to build a transgender old age home in the near future.[13][14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "With their members on ground, transgender community looks forward to inclusive elections". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  2. "Transgender community fears complete lockdown will add more miseries to life". The Express Tribune. 2020-03-22. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  3. "Meet : Nisha Rao Pakistan's first transgender lawyer | Maaya Kahani | 8-November-2020". Newsone. 2020-11-08. Archived from the original on 2020-11-29. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  4. las. "LAS Newsletter" (PDF).
  5. "Nisha Rao: Pakistan's First Transgender Lawyer Now Fights For Her Community". Bolojawan.com. 2020-10-22. Archived from the original on 2020-11-01. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  6. "Nisha Rao Archives". Inflics. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  7. "Quiz of the Day | Women in Elections". WIE. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  8. News; Pakistan, News (2018-10-03). "Targeted for 'begging', transgender community begs to be left alone". LEAP Pakistan. Retrieved 2020-11-26. {{cite web}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  9. "From streets to courts, Pakistan's first transgender lawyer Nisha Rao". MM News TV. 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  10. lahorified (24 October 2020). "1st transgender lawyer Nisha Rao".
  11. "In the subcontinent, the 'third gender' struggles to exist". Ittehad اتحاد गठबंधन. 2018-10-30. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  12. "Meet Nisha Rao | Pakistan's First-Ever Transgender Lawyer". ViralBreak. 2020-11-07. Retrieved 2020-11-26.[permanent dead link]
  13. Batool, Zehra (2020-10-21). "Meet Nisha Rao - Pakistan's First-Ever Transgender Lawyer Who Fights Against All Odds". Parhlo. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  14. "Meet Pakistan's First Trans-woman Lawyer!". The Meraki. 2020-10-24. Archived from the original on 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2020-11-17.

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