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Introduction

Anbukarangal Samuga Nala Sangam [AKSNS] is a trans-led community organisation (CO) working with transgender persons and men having sex with men (MSM) in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu State in India. The CO has good rapport with government departments and other stakeholders working for the well being of the TG and MSM community and is represented in district level forums of the Human Rights Commission.

The CO is registered under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 and serves 851 members.

Mission

AKSNS aims to ensure behavioural change among its members, increase their access to government schemes and entitlements, improve their savings habit, and provide voluntary servies and develop good relationships with other organisations.

Services Provided

The CO leverages its alliance with various local partners to provide a wide range of services to the community.

  • Providing HIV/AIDS education
  • Promoting behaviour change among MSM and TGs and their clients
  • Networking with public and private healthcare providers to test and treat sexually transmitted infections, give counselling and care and support services
  • Building financial security by improving savings habit and enabling access to insurance, pension and through financial literacy
  • Ensuring social protection by increasing members' access to government schemes and entitlements
  • Preventing violence by supporting members to understand forms of violence and ways to resolve crises

AKSNS envisions integrating the transgender persons and men having sex with men with the society by enabling them to access their basic rights and ensuring employment opportunities.

Highlights

  • District - Thanjavur
  • Founded - 2010
  • Members supported - 851
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