India, The Humsafar Trust
The Humsafar Trust has been a Linking Organisation of the Alliance since 2010.
The Humsafar Trust is an implementing partner in the Global Fund Round 9 funded Pehchan project in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Pehchan is building the capacity of 200 community-based organisations (CBOs) to provide HIV prevention programming for 453,750 men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders and hijras in 17 states in India by 2015.
The project is implemented by Alliance India in consortium with Humsafar Trust, SAATHII, Sangama, and SIAAP. It is the Global Fund’s largest single-country grant to date focused on the HIV response for vulnerable sexual minorities.
As part of Pehchan, The Humsafar Trust is working to build the capacity of 59 CBOs in 5 states and helps to improve national prevention strategies. Read more about the project here.
For nearly two decades the Humsafar Trust has worked with MSM and transgender communities in Mumbai, successfully linking community advocacy and support activities to the development of effective HIV prevention and health services. Humsafar reaches over 13,500 people through targeted HIV interventions and funding support groups.
The Humsafar Trust also:
- Advocates for the government to better address the needs of LGBT communities. As part of its advocacy efforts the Humsafar Trust organises the Mumbai International Queer Film Festival with its partners each year.
- Serves as the national secretariat of the Indian Network for Sexual Minorities (INFOSEM)
- 150,000 people have been reached through targeted interventions since The Humsafar Trust was established in 1994.
- Find out more about our annual achievements in India from our interactive map.