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Q&A: "Guardian Angel" of Gulf Transsexuals
« on: October 31, 2009, 08:46:55 am »
Q&A:  "Guardian Angel" of Gulf Transsexuals
Suad Hamada interviews Bahraini lawyer FAWZIYA JANAHI

MANAMA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Transsexuals in the Gulf call Bahraini lawyer Fawziya Janahi "guardian angel". She is the Arab world's only female lawyer who takes up cases on behalf of clients who want to change their sex.

Janahi's clients want legal permission to undergo sex change operations. While the law is quite straightforward on this in Bahrain, the lawyer says it is more difficult in other countries in the region.

"But that wouldn't stop me from helping transgendered trapped in their bodies," she says. "I'm ready to challenge the odds!"
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