The year of trans-friendly workplaces
The Supreme Court judgement striking down Section 377 on one hand and the controversial Transgender Persons Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on the other, it's been an eventful year for LGBTQ+ rights
If your company is not inclusive, it will wither away and die," declares Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab, to a gathering of 150 people at Godrej’s Mumbai headquarters in Vikhroli on 13 December. The occasion is the launch of A Manifesto For Trans Inclusion In The Indian Workplace. Written over six months, the white paper makes a strong case for trans-inclusion and aims to be a practical guide to help companies navigate the challenges involved. It’s also the latest in a string of high profile initiatives by Indian corporates aimed at empowering the trans community, especially in the past year.
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