We have launched Safe Access Fellowship 2019 Edition!

We are proud to announce our first cohort of 20 Safe Access Fellows. These fellows bring a diverse perspective across gender and sexuality spectrum. We are glad to have representations from local grass-roots community organizations, allies and healthcare providers who believe that access to safe, non-discriminatory and non-judgmental quality healthcare is a human-rights issue.

Our Fellows come from 16 Cities across 12 States, where they are working towards enabling access to equitable healthcare


What is Safe Access Fellowship?

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 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

Fellowship Timeline