About Sahodari Foundation
Sahodari is a movement, a family, and a team of young transsexual people, volunteers and friends. Sahodari was founded by Kalki Subramaniam, a successful transsexual woman from Pollachi, Tamilnadu. She is the founder of the project.
Sahodari is not funded by any inland or foreign agencies. Our work is supported through our own money and small donations from friends and well wishers. We have done tremendous work with this available fund resources.
Sahodari has been functioning informally for the past 7 years. We formally registered the organisation in July 2008. We have completed seven years and have been very active in transgender rights advocacy in India. Since 2012, our focus was on legal recognition and we campaigned in many places in India among the Judiciary for legal recognition.
Our office is situated inside the International Township of Auroville, in a village called Kottakarai.
The Foundation's main objectives include the following:
To promote social, political, and economic equity and campaign for civil and legal rights of Transgender and intersex people.
To work for establishing social, economic, and environmental justice for Transgenders, intersex 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, intersex and gender non-conforming people are protected.
The organization received Kokilavani memorial award in 2009 for its outstanding contribution to the transgender community.
At the 4th eNGO South Asia Challenge 2015, Sahodari Foundation won an award for the Best use of Website & Internet Tools for community outreach.
Sahodari Foundation received Kokilavani award for its transempowerment work
We welcome volunteers to join with us for many interesting projects which will be of a great learning experience for the participants. Write to us : firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us at 91+ 7639741916
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