Tahir Khilji

Ashoka Fellow
Pakistan
Fellow Since 2004

Citation

This profile was prepared when Tahir Khilji was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Introduction
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.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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