How transgender inclusive are digital identity systems? The impact of data for development on gender justice in India

Break Out Session Round #6


With the enumeration of transgender persons in India as a case study, this session seeks to map out the challenges faced by individuals due to the binary gendering in identification and data collection processes by public and private actors, nationally and globally. This session will map out the challenges faced by transgender persons in procuring identification documents including digital biometric identity and digitised identification documents. It will look at the current global and national narrative that has made data as the basis for welfare decisions and individuals’ to access their human rights by governments, furthering excluding the already marginalised. 


Brindaalakshmi. K


Independent Researcher

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