Sahodari Foundation is a pioneer organization in India that has been voicing for the transgender and gender non-binary community of India since 2007.
The organization is a movement, a family, and a team of transgender persons. Sahodari was founded by transgender rights activist, artist and writer Kalki Subramaniam (www.kalkisubramaniam.com)
Registered as an organisation in 2008, and having the 80G and 12A certificates, we have completed 14 years and have been very active in transgender rights advocacy and empowerment of transgender people in India. Since 2012, our focus was on legal recognition and we campaigned in many places in India among the Judiciary for legal recognition of the transgender community.
Currently we focus on education, entrepreneurship, livelihood, workplace inclusion, art practice and climate change issues that affect the underprivileged transgender community.
In 2014, the Supreme court of India legally recognized the transgender community, Kalki Subramaniam – the founder of the organization was one of the strong activists behind the lobby for recognition.
The organisation has received many awards for its contributions. Sahodari welcomes funders to support our project initiatives. Currently, our work is supported through small donations from friends and well wishers. We have done tremendous work with this available fund resources. We request major support for different projects, so that, we can transform the underprivileged trans community for a hopeful future by empowering them.
We believe in bringing a visionary and positive change to the community. Our every step, every project is taken with that mission in mind.