• Chetna - Jeeney Ka Naya Andaz

    The film uses subtle drama to address the challenge of HIV among BSF soldiers.

  • Hailing the Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity

    Laya Vasudevan , Director, Article 39, Centre for Legal Aid and Rights on what the landmark decision today means for the transgender community

  • Historic Judgment

    Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative congratulates the country for the landmark Supreme Court judgment recognizing the rights of the transgender community to choose their identity.

  • India Election Diary 2014: Learning from India’s Experience

    A delegation from Namibia’s Election Commission visited the state of Karnataka in south India to learn how electronic voting can be an important tool in its forthcoming general elections. UNDP facilitated the visit as part of its partnership with the Election Commission of India to further South-South cooperation on electoral management. An estimated 830 million voters are exercising their votes in the 2014 national elections, the world’s biggest democratic exercise.

  • India Election Diary 2014: Voting Rights for Transgenders

    Voices of members of transgender community from Karnataka, India who voted for the first time as ‘others’ in the 2014 national elections. In 2009, the Election Commission of India had issued a directive allowing a third gender choice – "other" – on voter registration forms.

  • One Day on Earth (11.11.11): In Between

    Invisible and marginalized, transgenders face enormous discrimination and stigma. This one day on earth video tracks the transgender community in Chhattisgarh, as they try to carve a space of their own and be heard.

  • One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Towards a Secure Future for All - Ajmer, Rajasthan

    The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, shows how a pilot project, supported by UNDP, is creating awareness and strengthening capacities of women and children affected by HIV in Ajmer in Rajasthan. As a result of this partnership, a women’s resource centre, the first such centre dedicated to women affected by HIV, has been established to help women avail benefits under various government schemes and programmes; raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights of women; and develop skills to increase their incomes.

  • Pillay on Homophobia: Punish Violence and Hatred, Not Love!

    The video, produced by UN Human Rights office, highlights the human cost of homophobia and the historic moment in struggle for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons.

  • Social Protection in India

    Towards mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS by providing access to entitlements and livelihood options, Swasti supported by NACO and UNDP tested models to facilitate access to and uptake of social protection schemes by MARPS and PLHIV. The other objectives were also to provide legal protection and to generate a favourable policy climate through advocacy on the issue of social protection for these groups. This initiative by Swasti was given the name of Utkarsha.

  • Towards Recognizing the Rights of All Individuals

    Laxmi Tripathi , Director, Astitva on having the power to choose one’s gender identity

  • UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

    Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment that human rights are for ALL people. The Campaign aims to raise awareness on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the globe.