DIVA Project

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Community Systems Strengthening (CSS): Seed Advocacy Fund

It is pertinent that Community-based organizations (CBOs) play a major role to contribute for policy-level changes, systems strengthening at the grass-root level thus improving the lives of the marginalized TG/Hira people. CBOs often lack funding to perform the advocacy activities even though advocacy is one of their core strategic activities.

VHS-DIVA Project addressed this need through the Community Systems Strengthening: Seed Advocacy Fund.

Activities undertaken - Phase 1
Activities undertaken - Phase 2
  • • Sensitisation to Panchayat Raj Institutions
  • • Sensitisation to Health Care Providers
  • • Need based activities:
    • - Sensitisation to Lawyers
    • - Community Ambassadors Training programme
    • - Sensitisation to Media personnel
    • - Sensitisation to Government officials
    • - Information Leaflet printing on accessing social entitlements from Government / video documentation on Supreme Court Judgement
List of CBO supported for CSS - Phase 1
  • 1. Mitru Trust, New Delhi
  • 2. LAS TG Suraksha Project, Kerala
  • 3. Humsaaya Welfare Sanstha, Maharashtra
  • 4. Astitva Trust, Maharashtra
  • 5. Sarathi Trust, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • 6. Ekta Foundation, Maharashtra
  • 7. The Sakhi Char Chowgi Trust, Maharashtra
  • 8. Transgender Rights Association, Tamil Nadu
  • 9. Thozhi, Tamil Nadu
  • 10. Salem Thirunangaigal Nala Sangam, Tamil Nadu
  • 11. Idayam Thirungaigal Munettra Sangam, Tamil Nadu
  • 12. Anbu Karangal Nala Sangam, Tamil Nadu
  • 13. Sahodaran, Tamil Nadu
  • 14. Ekta Sewa Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh
List of CBOs supported for CSS – Phase 2
  • 1. Salem Thirunangaigal Nala Sangam, Tamil Nadu
  • 2. Sarathi Trust, Maharashtra
  • 3. Thozhi, Tamil Nadu
  • 4. Loveland Arts Society, Kerala
  • 5. Ekta Sewa Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh
  • 6. Association for Community Empowerment, Tamil Nadu
  • 7. Srusti Sankula, Karnataka
  • 8. Dostanasafar, Bihar
  • 9. Kinnar Maa, Maharashtra
  • 10. Samarpan Trust, Maharashtra
Output
  • • 356 PanchayatRaj Institution Leaders sensited
  • • 230 Media Personnel sensited
  • • 256 Community Ambassadors trained
  • • 152 Provate Health care providers sensited
  • • 60 Law enforcement agencies sensited
  • • 15 Government Officials sensited
Outcome
  • • 237 houses alloted to TG People in Tamilnadu
  • • 2 Panchayats have alloted seperate bydget from the Government Fund for TGs in Kerala
  • • 5 Community Ambassadors appointed as Traffic Volunteers in Odisha
  • • The Municipal Corporation hospital offered flexi-timings for TGs treatment at the hospital
  • • Livelihood opportunities created for TG People
  • • Awareness about Supreme Court Judgement on Third Gender created