The Bhubaneswar office was started in February 2007. Current programs (as of 2018) focus on strengthening of LGBTIQ+ community advocacy in areas of health, laws and policies, education; prevention and mitigation of violence and discrimination faced by the communities; HIV interventions in prisons and closed settings; and community-based screening for HIV. LGBTIQ+ related activities overseen by the Bhubaneswar office are located in Odisha, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Ongoing Projects

  • Access: Support to AMANA to strengthen and scale up LGBTIQ+ advocacy in the North-East Region
  • Empower: Strengthening LGBTIQA+ collectives towards community-led advocacy and inclusive services
  • Sangraha: Promoting Inclusion and Access to Justice for LGBTIQ+ communities in India.
  • Subhiksha: Expanding Access to HIV counseling and testing in prisons and other closed settings
  • Vistaara: Expanding Access to LGBTIQ+ inclusive services in health, education, and laws/policies


Contact Information:

SAATHII – Bhubaneswar
N3/423, IRC Village
Bhubaneswar 751015


Phone: (+91) 674 255-2845

Completed Projects

  • Project Pehchan
  • Agency for Socio-Legal Protection (ASLP)
  • Empowering Women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS (WLAHIV) through Property Ownership and Legal Literacy (POLL)
  • Coalition Based Advocacy Project- Building the Capacity of People Living with HIV and Sexual Minorities in Odisha and West Bengal to Advance their Health and Rights (completed)
  • STRC: Strengthening Technical Capacity of NGOs and CBOs Implementing HIV Targeted Intervention Projects- Odisha and Rajasthan (completed)
  • Santi Seva: Expanding Access to Education, Livelihood and Health Services among TG Communities in Bhadrak, Odisha
  • Eastern India Family Care Continuum Project
  • Network East and North-East Projects
  • Development of Patient and Provider Education Materials- Factsheets on HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS Support Center Project : Support Center for Voluntary Agencies Working with Sexual Minorities and People Living with HIV/AIDS in Eastern India (2004-2008)
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