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VELVET- a support group for LBT women

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An organization devoted to LGBTI rights
Founded in 2008/09/11

Globe Member of ILGA since 2011


Contact

Address: FD 371, SEC 3, SALT LAKE, KOLKATA FD 371
KOLKATA 700106
India
Phone: 9007804878
Email
Website:    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_27504297955 

Team

Contact: Sonali Roy


Works

Works on :
  • Local level
  • National level
Works for :
  • Gay community
  • Lesbian community
  • Bisexual community
  • Trans community

Arts, culture, history and pride

Performing arts
Use of media and the internet
Pride/Action events

LGBTI Education/Awareness

At the work place
Promoting LGBTI rights as Human rights
Raising awareness through mass media
Teaching LGBT rights in schools
Working against transphobia

Hate crime and violence prevention

Monitoring violence at Pride events

Health

Prevention for women having sex with women
Counseling
Peer to peer support
Phone counseling
Web-counseling
HIV/AIDS &STDs
Prevention for women having sex with women
Sexual and reproductive health
Mental health
Public health

Laws and leadership

Gender identity
Human rights
Freedom of expression
Freedom of association
LGBTI movement (community organizing & leadership)
Legal Advocacy
Laws and human rights
Sexual orientation

Religion & social institutions

Marriage / civil unions
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Some of us(LBT and our supporters)got together in Kolkata and seriously considered reaching out by creating a space which is totally open platform for likeminded women {lesbians ,bisexuals and transgender} as there is a deep need of such spaces in Eastern India. This space would be democratic and progressive and will provide Psychosocial support for the well being of the individuals. The main focus areas are :  To create an friendly environment where women can feel safe regarding their orientation.  To Offer helpful reading material,audio-visual support and legal support  To boost self confidence and personality enhancement of individual  To Offer personalised counseling & group discussion to the individual and their parents if needed  To create an environment for lesbian/bisexual/transgender women to meet, interact and share their views, with the aim to give a positive feel of community and to fight the negative attitude, many have experienced from family, friends and society. We are all ears for u  VELVET -HELPLINE : 9007804878 Let’s Dream for a world, where the only LABEL we will carry on us is our NAME…. Some of us(LBT and our supporters)got together in Kolkata and seriously considered reaching out by creating a space which is totally open platform for likeminded women {lesbians ,bisexuals and transgender} as there is a deep need of such spaces in Eastern India. This space would be democratic and progressive and will provide Psychosocial support for the well being of the individuals. The main focus areas are :  To create an friendly environment where women can feel safe regarding their orientation.  To Offer helpful reading material,audio-visual support and legal support  To boost self confidence and personality enhancement of individual  To Offer personalised counseling & group discussion to the individual and their parents if needed  To create an environment for lesbian/bisexual/transgender women to meet, interact and share their views, with the aim to give a positive feel of community and to fight the negative attitude, many have experienced from family, friends and society. We are all ears for u  VELVET -HELPLINE : 9007804878 Let’s Dream for a world, where the only LABEL we will carry on us is our NAME….
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