Sahodari Foundation

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Do you know that the Transgenders are the most neglected and stigmatized people in our society? They are completely marginalized and and pushed to the extremes. While some of them live a dignified life owing to education and family acceptance, many of them go for begging and sex work .
The Foundation is working towards providing a dignified life for Transgenders with programs which would initiate high self esteem, self acceptance and social acceptance among Transgenders … (about us 1/2).

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About Us 2/2: … The trustees of our foundation are Transgenders and gender non confirming people. The Foundation’s main objectives include the following:  

  • To promote social, political, and economic equity and campaign for civil and legal rights of Transgenders.
  • To work for establishing social, economic, and environmental justice for Transgenders and gender non-confirming people and to eliminate oppression and exclusion based on such factors as race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, legal status, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
  • To prohibit discrimination based on “gender identity or expression” and ensure that the entire range of transgender and gender non-conforming people are protected.
  • To create awareness about the need for respect, dignified life and acceptance of the Transgendered community in the society through advocacy programmes.
  • To create Employment opportunities and promote Entrepreneurship development among Transgenders.
  • To hold conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, and other meetings and dissemination of information for the public in general, and University/College students in particular, for non-discrimination and acceptance of Transgenders.
  • To publish websites, journals, newsletters and other periodicals and also develop audio-visual materials about Transgenders and promote them in the mainstream society.
  • To ensure Transgender youth participation in Rights and Equality Issues, Women Empowerment, Environmental Issues, Gender Issues, Micro Finances and Self Help Groups.
  • To offer support to talented young Transgendered students through scholarships and sponsoring study material and tuition fees.
  • To support the community through counseling and help.

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