In the image: ‘Notes from the Attic: Gender Identity, Mental Health and the Indian Nation State’ Cover
At ARW, we are dedicated to learning about ways in which we could support the LGBTQ community to help reduce these barriers to healthcare and create a safe space for honest, educational conversations. ARW proudly supports ‘Notes from the Attic – Gender Identity, Mental Health and the Indian Nation State,’ the result of a collaboration between two life changing organizations based in India, which is an explorative study prioritizing the mental health needs and interventions of transgender and gender non-conforming persons.
Anjali is a mental health rights organization focused on establishing mental health within the mainstream health discourse in India and also, achieving systemic change in the mental health field by using frameworks of intersectionality and inclusivity.
Pratyay Gender Trust is a community led initiative that was created as a support space for and members of Calcutta’s transgender identified and other gender non-conforming persons who are facing stigma and violence due to their gender identity and gendered expressions.