Sahodari Foundation

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Sahodari Foundation
FoundedJuly 2008
FounderKalki Subramaniam
TypeSocial welfare
FocusTransgender, non binary, gender fluid and intersex people
Area served

Sahodari Foundation is an Indian organisation providing counselling and support services for underprivileged transgender women.[1] The organization was registered in July 2008 to provide opportunities for education, artistic and livelihood 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.