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Involvement of transgender people in sanitation campaigns: an initiative in Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh (India) is implementing a sanitation campaign for making villages open defecation free by using community mobilization and communication methods to sensitize the community to build and use toilets. To trigger behaviour change in the community, districts engage trained motivators. In India, many transgender people earn an income through blessing activities at marriages and child birth. They are skilled in communicating through song and dance. Therefore, the Minister of Panchayat and Rural development of the state (State Water and Sanitation Mission comes in this ministry) decided to ask transgenders to become involved in sensitizing communities in Madhya Pradesh.

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Date: 23 March 2015