Sahodari Foundation

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Sahodari Foundation
FoundedJuly 2008
FounderKalki Subramaniam
TypeSocial welfare
FocusTranssexual people
Area served

Sahodari Foundation is an Indian organisation providing counselling and support services for underprivileged transgender women.[1] The NGO was register in July 2008 to provide opportunities for education and life skills development.[2] The organisation is based in Tamil Nadu state in India. Kalki Subramaniam founded this organisation for social, economic, and political justice for transgender people and gender nonconforming people.[3][4]


The Foundation's main objective is to promote social, political, and economic equity and campaign for civil and legal rights of Transgender people.[citation needed]


Sahodari Foundation received the Kokilavani Memorial Award for work on social and economic empowerment of transgender people in 2010.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "About Sahodari Foundation". Sahodari Foundation official website.
  2. ^ "Human Rights - Sahodari Foundation".
  3. ^ "My Story, by Kalki Founder/Director of Sahodari Foundation".
  4. ^ "Blog: 'Nobody wants to be exploited sexually'". NDTV website.