Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Tahir Khilji's work was prepared when Tahir Khilji was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Tahir is breaking the silence around sexual abuse in Pakistan by linking it to the spread of HIV. Focusing on transvestite prostitutes as key transmitters, he is forcing widespread recognition of the relationship between social taboos around sex and the rise in male-to-male sex and sexual abuse that is fueling the AIDS epidemic.
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