At an age of 29, Joyita Mondal became the first judge as she was appointed at Lok Adalat in north Bengal in October 2017. While closely working for transgender rights organizations, Mondal got inspired to pursue a degree in law.
once she made homelessly and forced to turn to beg because of the discrimination she faced. But after working for transgender rights organizations she says she was inspired to complete a law degree – to be able to fight for anyone facing social discrimination.
‘I am really happy as now I get the respect from the society that I was looking for,’ Joyita told. ‘In the past, people almost treated me as an untouchable and even passed abusive comments,’ she said. ‘But now people even come to me often requesting me to mediate in family disputes.’ Joyita continues to fight against widespread social bias and discrimination against transgender people in education and employment across India.