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Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust [TWEET] Foundation was conceptualize in 2015 after realizing there are serious gaps at the national level on trans issues to take forward the advocacy, research, capacity building and empowerment of the trans organizations.

TWEET Foundation has been active since 2015 and in process to discuss with various stakeholders around the potential gaps in the transgender work in India at the national level since there are various trans organizations which are already operating at the state level and doing good work. However, these organizations are focused around the HIV and health access work. Some organizations are doing good work on the advocacy and social welfare in states like Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka, Hyderabad and especially Maharashtra. However, their efforts are specific in their states and limited at national level since most of these organizations are based in specific states and has limited visibility and interest to create difference at the national level.

TWEET Foundation is led by four transgender people (two of them are living opening with HIV and working with the HIV positive Trans community over decade). Board members of the TWEET Foundation are professional transwomen who have been working with the HIV for more than 15 years and are considered leading activist in India.

That the objectives of the Trust shall be wholly for the Transgender, Welfare and protect rights of transgender people in our Society, their education medical treatment, cultural & Social upliftment for undertaking other Social activities . To uplift the Socio economic level of transgender people as per the Supreme court NALSA judgement, April 2014 etc. and incomes shall be applied for the same and accumulated in India wholly for public & charitable purposes without prejudice to generality of provisions aforesaid and the following shall be deemed to be the principal objectives of TWEET Foundation.

To promote necessary transgender people for their self-respect and make them self-dependent. To run skill building programs, support for the education, short stay home and support centers, research and studies, support on the health particularly sex reassignment surgery (SRS) support, mental health and counselling, employment, legal support, gender transition document support, advocacy and sensitization on the trans issues, policy and advocacy work, support for the transgender people living with HIV, community mobilization, helpline support, housing and social welfare support.

To promote and advocate Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom for all without any discrimination of race, religion, caste, color, gender and language. To Formulate and implement programs for skill building, capacity building, social welfare, community rights, health and advocacy on transgender rights work on the transgender kids and also work towards the family support.

The trust will work with the existing institutions such as hospitals, health care institutions, private medical practitioners, legal cells, judiciary institutions, educational institutions and also political parties and religious groups to strengthen the awareness and acceptance of the transgender people. Establishment, conduct, maintenance of old age homes for transgender people, homes for physically challenged transgender people, transgender children and person with similar disabilities and also for granting financial assistance and psychosocial support to institutions performing similar activities.

Providing for or contributing to education and scientific research and development towards the transgender rights, health and well being. The trust will also connect the majors institutions such as World Bank, World Health Organization, UN agencies, India government and political parties and also other trust who are working on similar issues or intend to work towards the transgender welfare through their initiatives.

Providing relief to the poor transgender people and advancing and support government schemes and programmes which are pro transgender friendly e.g. Swatcha Bharat Abhiyaan, Make in India etc.

To conduct research studies on the social an economic condition of trans people with a view to involving ways and means for their development within their social frame works and to seek promotion and development such as provision of Public Convenience for people.

To undertake, organize, conduct and facilitate, Courses, conference, lecture, research and education on various aspects and of science, technology, trust and other fields for transgender community. To train the downtrodden trans persons in general for human resource development in view of the emerging needs such as database development, resource survey methodologies, computer, environmental, studies, health, education, and energy problems.

To train the downtrodden trans persons in general for human resource development in view of the emerging needs such as database development, resource survey methodologies, computer, environmental, studies, health, education, and energy problems.

To train the downtrodden trans persons in general for human resource development in view of the emerging needs such as database development, resource survey methodologies, computer, environmental, studies, health, education, and energy problems.

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