World AIDS Day Special With Shreegauri Sawant, Transgender Activist
Published On: December 1, 2021 | Duration: 18 MIN, 59 SEC
According to the World Health Orgnisation (WHO), while transgender people are around 13 times more likely to be HIV-positive than other adults of reproductive age, they have low rates of access to health services due to a range of issues including violence, legal barriers, stigma and discrimination. Furthermore, transgender people may experience family rejection and violation of their rights to education, employment and social protections. On this World AIDS Day, we speak with Shreegauri Sawant, Transgender Activist and Trustee, Sai Savli Foundation Trust to understand why inclusion and diversity are key to ending inequalities in fighting AIDS.