Anagh - Selected for The Social Hackathon 1.0
Genderist, Environmentalist, a social volunteer and a researcher in Social Science, Anagh is a social activist who is with the marginalised for six years. Anagh is a Post Graduate in International Relations and Political Science and is now pursuing PhD in Political Science from MG University, Kottayam. Anagh is into NGO work since is 10th Standard and was involved in club activities in his school. Anagh, since his NGO activities would like to see an equal and just society and would like to see a sustainable developed environment. He is presently the Vice President of Dhisha and the Project Head of Bring Back Green and a mentor in Green Army. He is also into NGOs like Solace, Plastic Task Force and many more. Since his area of activities are more into Gender Equality and Queer awareness, he has started several independent initiatives and legal movements. He hopes to have a gender equal and just society through all his initiatives and so is with this project here too.
Queer Friendly Schools in Kerala
We are planning to first analyse the queer coming out in school or the dilemma of the students who identify themselves as queer or have a fluidity in their school days even after the State Policy for Transgenders in Kerala, 2015. After analysing the gap between the policy and the implementation we will be interacting with the teachers management and the incumbents of the school who suffer without proper infrastructure and patriarchal binary heteronormative environment. After analysing and giving proper awareness to the management including teachers and the incumbents of the issue, we will be addressing the same to the Transgender Cell, Social Justice Department and the Social Justice Minister followed by Education Department of the State of Kerala. We will continue with the project after building a gender neutral toilet and counselling centres in schools for the students to talk and to come out of their sexuality and gender.
In the State Policy for Transgenders in Kerala , 2015 it was mentioned that there will be proper infrastructure for the school students to come out and for safe environment. But till this day no school in Kerala gas a proper infrastructure. Moreover, majority of the transgender people in Kerala as per the survey conducted by Sangama in 2015 says that they have dropped out their school at class 9. This is because of a transphobic homophobic environment in school. We want a Change in it and the education system should be more inclusive.
SOGIESC Friendly Schools - Analysis of the State Policy for Transgenders in Kerala, 2015