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Call for EOI: SAHRA India West Zone Steering Committee

From Satya Rai Nagpaul, Sampoorna:

Deadline extended to Sept 10, 2013.

Click below to download

Kathmandu Concept Note 2012

SAHRA brief note

Expression of Interest (EOI) form

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI)

Dear Friend,

SAHRA (South Asian Human Rights Association for Marginalised Sexualities and Genders) is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from people within the LGBTI community interested in working on LGBTI human rights. This is to participate in the election of two persons (one male and one female), for its West Zone Steering Committee. The election will be held in Goa on 26th and 27th of October 2013.

This election affords an opportunity to build and strengthen the human rights of LGBTI persons in South Asia by participating in documentation of human rights violation, responding to the violation, as well as advocacy with States and stakeholders. Thirty individuals representing various organizations and persons interested in/working on LGBTI rights in West India, will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the above elections. We are attempting to build representation across gender identity and sexual orientation, and hope to divide the above number of 30 within participants as follows: 10 trans persons (5 trans men, 5 trans women), 10 women and 10 men. This shortlisting for the purpose of elections will be made from the following states: Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Please see the salient points about SAHRA in the attached document entitled ‘Brief Note’.

For more detailed information about SAHRA, please refer to the linked document ‘Kathmandu Concept Note 2012’.

The West Zone Steering Committee will comprise of three members: one trans person, one woman (assigned female at birth and self identified as female) and one man (assigned male at birth and self identified as male). The Steering Committee will include the already elected Task Force members. Since for SAHRA West India the elected Task Force member is a trans person, the October elections will therefore be for the remaining two positions: one woman and one man.

Date of EOI: 16th August 2013

Closing time and date of receipt: 5 pm, 10th September 2013

Email address: sahra.indiawest@gmail.com

Procedure for submission of EOI 

Eligible persons and organizations are invited to submit the duly filled in application form attached herein. A maximum of two persons per organization are invited to complete one form per person and return it by email not later than the above deadline.

Please make clear reference to the EOI in the subject field and attach duly filled EOI form.


Organizations and LGBTI individuals from West India,interested in/working on LGBTI rights a in agreement with SAHRA’s vision, mission and goals, are eligible to apply.

Organizations should send applications of LGBTI persons who are project directors/managers, programme coordinators, project coordinators or those in a decision-making position. LGBTI individuals interested in standing for elections should be recognized activists for LGBTI issues and should have experience and credibility within their communities.

Please note:
1. All costs for accommodation and the following meals: dinner on 25th October, breakfast and lunch on 26th and 27th and breakfast only on 28th October will be borne by the organizers.
2. INR 1000 per day will be given on arrival for personal expenses including dinner, incurred
during travel and meeting days.
3. Travel by 3 tier A/C train will be reimbursed on the evening of 27th.
4. As it will be holiday season in Goa, applicants are advised to book train tickets
well in advance.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: sahra.indiawest@gmail.com

Hindi EOI and Related Documents
If you require this letter, Brief Note and application form in Hindi please email
us immediately to avoid delay in sending this to you.

We look forward to receiving your application.
Warm regards,
Satya Rai-Nagpaul , Task Force Member, West Zone, India


Cath Sluggett, Consultant


Click below to download

Kathmandu Concept Note 2012

SAHRA brief note

Expression of Interest (EOI) form


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  1. Many thanks to the Orinam team for putting this up!
    Kindly rectify the following error:

    “Contact Us
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:Kathmandu Concept Note sahra.indiawest@gmail.com

    This should not have the Kathmandu Concept Note link.


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