Social Action and Rehabilitation Association (SARA) is a community organisation (CO) in Theni district of Tamil Nadu State in India. Founded in 1998, the CO works for the overall socioeconomic and health empowerment of transgender (TG) persons and men having sex with men in the district.
SARA has 545 members and is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.
SARA aims to promote social, political, and economic equity and campaign for civil and legal rights of transgender people; establishing social, economic, and environmental justice for them, and eliminate oppression and exclusion based on race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, legal status, sexual orientation, age, and disability; and prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression and ensure that the entire range of transgender people are protected.
SARA's multiple initiatives are designed to facilitate the socioeconomic empowerment of its members.
The CO envisions a society where transgender people have enhanced self esteem, are respected and has the goodwill of the mainstream community; and to stand on its own two feet and have all TG persons and MSM in the district be enrolled as its members.