Working for sexual minorities’ rights in Pakistan is crucial because these communities face significant challenges and discrimination. They are often subject to violence, harassment, and discrimination in all aspects of their lives, from access to healthcare and education to employment and housing. By advocating for their rights and promoting greater acceptance and understanding, we can create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.
Breaking Chains is a youth group formed by and for sexual and gender minorities in Pakistan. Our purpose is to advocate for and advance the rights of gender and sexual minorities, who have historically faced systemic discrimination, marginalization, and violence in our society.
Our vision is to create a more inclusive and equitable Pakistan, where gender and sexual minorities are able to live with dignity, free from discrimination and violence, and where their rights are recognized and protected.
Our mission is to raise awareness, advocate for policy change, and provide support to gender and sexual minorities in Pakistan. We believe that through education, advocacy, and community building, we can promote greater acceptance, respect, and understanding of gender and sexual diversity in our society.
Ali Raza Khan
Abi Shay Basharat
We have organized and participated in multiple events to celebrate gender diversity and raise awareness about the rights of sexual minorities in Pakistan. Our transpride celebrations are a highlight of our activities, as they provide an opportunity for the transgender community to come together and celebrate their identity.
In addition to these events, we have also run online and offline awareness campaigns to promote greater understanding of gender and sexual diversity in Pakistan. We have worked to highlight the issues and challenges facing gender and sexual minorities, and to advocate for policy change to address these challenges.
We have also run health awareness campaigns among gender and sexual minorities, as we recognize that these communities face significant health disparities due to stigma and discrimination. By raising awareness about health issues and providing resources and support, we hope to promote greater well-being and resilience among these communities.
Through our programs and activities, we have reached more than 2000 young people from gender and sexual minorities in Pakistan. Our advocacy efforts have led to greater awareness and recognition of the rights of gender and sexual minorities, and we have seen some positive changes in policy and attitudes towards these communities.