accounts for both the highest and a staggering number of multi-dimensionally poor
Now imagine a world with estimated 1.9 million population in India ,who apart from
being under privileged and economically deprived, their core of a being goes
unrecognized – within the family, if and when HE/SHE/? step into school, when
HE/SHE seek employment, or when HE/SHE/? need social services such as health and
housing. Additionally, because of their outward appearance, HE/SHE/? may be subject
to discrimination, violence, or the fear of it.
YES, such gross and inhumane conditions are daily and permanent for the socially
secluded community we normal people call as TRANSGENDERS.
Trans people experience these realities every day of their lives. Yet, like all other
human beings, trans people have fundamental rights – to life, liberty, equality, health,
privacy, speech, and expression , but constantly face denial of these fundamental
rights because of the rejection of the trans person's right to their gender identity.
Despite being such a large population; not a single welfare scheme on national level
specifically targeting their basic needs. In these circumstances, there can be no
attainment of the goal of universal equitable development as set out in the 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It is need of the hour to make sure the agenda reach out to the most downtrodden
sections of our community, to the most deprived and those furthest behind and ensure
the resources are implemented.
“Untill the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each
other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained”
We, at YUVA strive to develop as a learning organisation continuously transforming
ourselves to catalyse positive enabling changes in our communities to ensure just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met. We work with bottom up and holistic approach with emphasis on
❖ Peer to Peer Education.
❖ Youth-led Research.
❖ Youth Mobilization.
❖ Convening the Youth. Sector
❖ Policy & Practice.
❖ Civic participation.
YUVA comprises of active and highly experienced and qualified members from
different professions viz lawyers, engineers, social activists, doctors and healthcare
professionals. The 3 governing body members are full time active working executives
of the organization. Governing body members are having years of experience in the
development field with national wide range of exposures and public relations.
“It is not enough to be compassionate, we must act” Dalai Lama