acabemos con la trata de personas
actuando por la infancia (Calcuta, Kobardanga, infancia)
alcohólicos anónimos Calcuta
aneem Bangalore
amavida (blog, slums de tollygunge, calcuta)
amics de Nepal (varios proyectos por el país, infancia, mujeres..)
amigos de Tara ONG Calcuta
apneaap (India, antitráfico de mujeres)
asha (Jaen, Calcuta)
baavra (Madrid, Bilbao, trabajan en Calcuta con niños de la calle y dispensario médico rural)
calcutta social project
canal solidario
carnaval new light 2005
carnaval new light 2006 (la vuelta al mundo)
carnaval new light 2007 (mundo de agua)
casa asia
child workers in nepal (CWIN) (trabajo infantil)
comunidad humana (Tíbet, Aranjuez)
el hogar de las niñas
educanepal (infancia, huérfanas, mujer, educación, medio rural)
eduqual (educación, Nepal, Vicky "Sherpa" Subirana)
esther benjamin trust (libera niñas nepalís esclavas en circos)
future hope (niños de la calle, Calcuta)
gomukh (Calcuta)
haces falta
himrights (antitráfico nepal)
human rights
igman (Catalunya)
indiaynuestroshijos (adopciones)
indiga (web voluntariado)
inmigración (legislación española)
justice and care (antit´rfico y protección, Nepal)
kids with cameras (nyc, usa, fotografía infantil en calcuta)
la broma (Madrid bloggers)
lights of hope (Howra...)
locos de la colina (Bcn Calcuta)
los niños de topsia (kika, calcuta)
lápices para la paz
lights of hope (Howra, Kolkata, educación etc)
luces rojas (Calcuta)
me importas (calcuta, guatemala)
mera parivar (delhi)
maiti Nepal (antitráfico)
make poverty history
 monimala  (Serampore, colegio gratuito cerca de Calcuta)
mundo cooperante
new light (barrio rojo de Kalighat, Calcuta)
oxfam (blogs)
pobreza cero
project why
protégeles (seguridad infantil)
ray of hope (antitráfico nepal)
rescue foundation (antitráfico mumbai)
saribari (artesanas barrio rojo)
SEED (Calcutta)
semilla para el cambio (varanasi, infancia desfavorecida, galicia)
shanga india (Orissa)
shuktara (Calcuta, casa para discapacitados)
solman (solidaridad manchega)
sonrisas de bombay
streets of india
sueños de india
the direct help foundation (toni aguilar, kathmandú, alfabetización, escolarización)
uddami (Calcuta, fp informática)
ve y actúa (selección de ong´s para voluntariado)
vistare (nepal, apoyo a niñas)
women's e-news
vicente ferrer (Anantapur, India)
vssm india (derechos de pueblos nómadas y no censados, India)

Childhood and teenage concerns

DIKSHA, Kolkata: Creates safe spaces for children and adolescents through community-based resource teams of adolescents and youth in Kalighat and Munsiganj red light areas of Kolkata; mobilizes women in prostitution in these areas (many of them mothers to the young people DIKSHA works with) to prevent underage and second generation prostitution; runs a youth-lead 24x7 crisis intervention (especially for prevention of child sexual abuse) through linkages with lawyers and police; facilitates creative pursuits and referrals related to health and development needs of young people.
Contact: 0091 33 6522 1737 (Mon-Fri, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm);

New Alipore Praajak Development Society, Kolkata: Praajak works with children, adolescents and young adults in the areas of child neglect, abuse, exploitation and the juvenile justice system in urban and rural West Bengal; provides information on child rights and referrals on non-medical development concerns of children and adolescents.
Contact: Sanhita Sen at 0091 90070 62034 or Bipul Thakur at 0091 97481 05225; no service charge.

See also: Dealing with incest / child sexual abuse

Creative pursuits

Sapphire Creations Dance Workshop, Kolkata: Provides professional skills building in contemporary dance, fitness and movement orientation, and addresses social issues through dance; open to people from all over West Bengal and elsewhere; classes held every Tuesday and Saturday at the organization's centre in Salt Lake area of Kolkata, 5.30 to 8.30 pm.
Contact: 0091 98362 71565; for more information, please visit

Dealing with incest / child sexual abuse

RAHI, Delhi: Provides support and therapeutic services (individual and group therapy), mainly in Delhi, for adult (18+ years) women survivors of incest / child sexual abuse, non-abusive family members of child victims and adult survivors, and partners of survivors; assists adult women survivors to transform their trauma through meaningful social action; provides referrals to those seeking help for children and to male adult survivors of incest / child sexual abuse; conducts education and training anywhere in India for social workers, mental health professionals, college students, school teachers, corporate sector, parents and women in general on incest / child sexual abuse.
Contact: 0091 11 4053 6176, 2627 4041 (Mon-Fri, 11 am to 4 pm);;; service charge – individual therapy Rs.800-1,200 per hour (subsidized rates on discretion), other charges decided on as and when basis.

Dealing with rural and urban poverty

Responsible Charity, Kolkata: Provides educational support to children and adults in slums of Kolkata, generates donations of used clothes in good condition and stationery supplies for slum communities, provides emergency services – medical / hygienic supplies / fire relief – to slum communities. Contact: 22 Shaktigarh, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032; 0091 33 4004 8442 (Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am to 5 pm; Tue, Thu: 10 am to 8 pm);; Facebook:

Gender, sex and sexuality

Amitie’ Trust, Belur: Provides emotional support and human rights-based services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Hooghly and Howrah districts of West Bengal.
Contact: Aparna Banerjee, Managing Trustee at 0091 98748 71578 (Mon-Fri, 12-7 pm) or; no service charge.

Gaylaxy  Empowering Expressions, Online Magazine: Provides news and views on health, law, politics, music, cinema, literature, activism and other issues of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in India and elsewhere. Published in English and Hindi.
Contact:; Facebook:; Twitter handle: @gaylaxymagazine.
Humsafar Trust, Mumbai: Provides emotional and community support, information, counseling, STI/HIV prevention, care, support and treatment, nutrition advice and legal aid to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including those living with HIV, in Mumbai Metro and Thane areas; counseling services cover issues of gender and sexuality, coming out, marriage pressure, relationships, family counseling, spouse disclosure and health; runs resource-cum-drop-in-centre for community events and provides access to books and films on gender and sexuality.
Contact: Sonal Giani at 0091 22 2667 3800, 2665 0547 (Mon-Fri, 12-8 pm);; for e-counseling write to; no service charge.

Orinam, Chennai: Provides peer / community support, information on gender and sexuality (both online and offline), counseling, legal aid and crisis intervention support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their parents, other family members and friends in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere.
Contact:  (contact form at; Twitter handle: @ChennaiPride; (all emails answered within 24-48 hours) – if you want to be called back, please leave name, phone number and best time to call in your email messages.

Sappho for Equality, Kolkata: Provides emotional support, information, counseling and legal aid to lesbians, bisexual women, female-to-male trans persons and others with non-normative sexual orientations / gender identities in eastern India; runs Chetana resource-cum-drop-in-centre for members, newcomers and people seeking information on gender and sexuality issues; publishes newsletter Swakanthe (In Her Own Voice) in English and Bengali; organizes life skills workshops, academic conferences, mass awareness campaigns, film festivals and carnivals; membership open primarily to lesbians, bisexual women and female-to-male trans persons.
Contact: Akanksha, Chief Coordinator at, Poushali Basak, Program Officer at; Chetana Resource Centre, Sree Niketan, Flat 3, 30/3 Rajdanga Main Road (East), Narkelbagan, Kolkata 700 107, open all days 12-8 pm except Mon; helpline 0091 98315 18320 (10 am to 9 pm); no service charge.

Swikriti, Kolkata: Provides community support, information and counselling on gender, sexuality and sexual health, referrals for STI/HIV and tuberculosis counselling, testing and treatment, legal aid and livelihood support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in northern Kolkata, neighbouring areas in North 24 Parganas district and Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia districts of West Bengal; publishes journal Swikriti Patrika in English and Bengali.
Contact: Susanta Pramanik, President at;; helpline 0091 94343 33642 (daily 10 am to 12 pm and 5-9 pm) and 0091 98317 43608 (7-10 pm weekdays, 10 am to 7 pm weekends); no service charge but professionals / agencies referred to may have service charges.

The Kinky Collective: Shares information and builds understanding about bondage, domination, sado-masochism (BDSM), kink and associated issues of gender, sexuality, human rights, consent and safety through workshops and online spaces; undertakes sensitization of the general public, social activists, media persons and mental health professionals through meetings, presentations and cultural events. Contact:

Varta Trust aims to promote dialogue and understanding on gender and sexuality as issues intimate and integral to human development in India. Varta Trust plans to publish multi-format, mutli-lingual newspapers and other publications for mass audiences as platforms for the dialogue, and Varta newspaper (this online version or blog) is the first of these publications.
Contact:  Varta blog address:
Varta Facebook page:


Mental health

Anjali Mental Health Rights Organization, Kolkata: Provides mental health referral services to people with psycho-social disabilities in West Bengal; runs community mental health programmes in different parts of the state: Coochbehar (Coochbehar district), Kamarhati, Khardah, Rajarhat-Gopalpur (North 24 Parganas district) and Paschim Bishnupur (South 24 Parganas district); partners government-run mental health hospitals in Berhampore (Baharampur) and Kolkata for rehabilitation measures.
Contact: Sudeshna Basu at 0091 33 2290 3711 (Mon-Sat, except second Sat of the month, 11 am to 5 pm);; Facebook: The Mind Matters – Anjali Mental Health Rights Organization.

Samikshani, Kolkata: A not-for-profit organization of mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, psycho-analysts and psycho-therapists) that provides counselling and a range of other mental health services at low costs; conducts mental health awareness generation for the masses, and training courses for parents, teachers, social workers and mental health professionals.
Contact: 37 South End Park, Kolkata 700 029; 0091 33 2466 3504 (Mon-Sat, 11 am to 9 pm);