Media as a Catalyst for Change: Addressing Transgender Violence and Healthcare Inequality in Pakistan


  • Hassan Khalil University of Central Pubjab
  • Rabia Fatima


trans community, healthcare, role of media, media reporting, media advocacy, gender violence


This paper examines the role of media in addressing violence and medical inequality experienced by transgender individuals within Pakistan. It tends on to analyze major cases and the power of media advocacy in rising responsiveness and inducing public perception and policy deviations. The study is based on qualitative content analysis of news reports, and discussions with activists, journalists, and healthcare specialists. Results demonstrates that media coverage has been central in the mobilizing support for the trans community but highlights gaps in depiction and the need for more constant and empathetic attention. The paper finds recommendations for improving media strategies to improve media strategies to care the transgenders through ethical reporting, comprehensive narratives, and continued support efforts.