Safe Access Fellowship

Safe Access Fellowship

Enabling Youth Champions for Equitable Healthcare

We envision a world where, LGBTQ+ community can walk into any healthcare clinic, without the fear of judgment, discrimination or worry of being misdiagnosed for their sexual, mental or general health needs. However, in a post-377 India, where homosexuality is now decriminalized, we sell have a long way to go to bring awareness on challenges faced by the community in accessing healthcare.

In our research, over 50% of LGBTQ+ community respondents felt fearful approaching healthcare providers, and 82% felt they could not trust a doctor disclosing their identities or sexual orientation, which could result in misdiagnosis. Join us on a transformation journey to enable access to safe, informed and non-judgmental healthcare for LGBTQ+ community of India.

Safe Access Fellowship is a three-month, part-time, non-residential fellowship for young change-makers. We aim to on-board 150+ LGBTQ-friendly and compassionate healthcare providers across 14 States of India and make them into our allies in improving access to quality healthcare for LGBTQ+ community.


Fellows will be able to build their capacity to be a change-agent and an advocate for LGBTQ+ health rights

Training on designing and executing successful social media campaigns, outreach events, and workshops

Learn how to bring awareness among doctors and make them allies of the LGBTQ+ community

Learn challenges faced by LGBTQ+ community in accessing quality healthcare

Training on how to be creative,
and use human-centric design thinking for complex social problem solving

Possible grants to organize
awareness and advocacy
on-ground for local communities

An opportunity to improve
access to quality healthcare for local LGBTQ+ community


During the fellowship, Fellows will map out healthcare providers and bring awareness and advocacy on LGBTQ+ health issues in their cities.

Eligibility Criteria

We invite aspiring human-rights youth activists, leaders and change makers who are:

  • between 18 to 30 years (as on 01/01/2019)
  • currently residing in either of the following states and will continue to do so until October-end/November 2019:

Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, J & K, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan.

  • passionate about making healthcare equitable for the LGBTQ+ community.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must complete the following steps by 23:59 on 22nd June 2019.

  • Apply via the link given below.
  • Send a copy of their updated résumé to with the subject line “Application for the Safe Access Fellowship”




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