Last year Supreme Court decriminalised section 377 of the Indian constitution which help homosexuality an offense. The historical judgement brought rainbow colours flying high in the sky as they could take a breath with sigh.
And now, in another brilliant move, around 28 schools in Delhi conducted a series of workshops to sensitise students about the transgender community and eliminate trans-bullying under the “Purple Board” project. This was undertaken with the help of the NGO Society for People’s Awareness Care and Empowerment (SPACE).
After introducing the Heads of schools with transgender identity and rights and sensitising them on the needs of transgender students, 27 schools in the National Capital have been now given “trans-friendly” certification.
‘Project Purple Board’ campaign is aimed at making education accessible for transgender and gender non-conforming children, by identifying trans-phobia, which is the root cause of ‘trans-bullying’. The NGO will soon build separate unisex/gender-neutral washrooms and set up anti-trans-bullying committees as well.
The Delhi government’s Directorate of Education and the Kingdom of Netherlands have also extended their hand in support.