About Us

About SAATHII

  • Founded in 2000, formally registered in 2002 as a Trust under Trust Act of India with operations in two states, has presence in the entire country in 2021
  • Headquartered in Chennai, with 10 offices
  • Multiple interventions touching the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, children, gender/sexual minority (LGBTIQ+), sex workers, prison inmates and their family members
  • An annual turnover of INR 334.94 million

Vision

Then: SAATHII envisions a concerted response to the HIV epidemic in India
Now: SAATHII envisions universal access to rights, health, legal and social services for communities marginalised on account of HIV status, gender and/or sexuality.

Mission

SAATHII works to increase access to rights, stigma-free and inclusive health/legal/educational/social services through community support, information dissemination, networking, operational research, advocacy, training and other technical assistance services.

Values

SAATHII values responses that are rooted in science and human rights; that directly engage with affected communities; and that address issues of marginalization based on gender, sexuality and other factors influencing equitable access to quality care.


Operations

Founded in 2000, SAATHII is registered as a Charitable Trust (Registration # 637, dated August 2002) with the Sub-Registrar of Charities in Chennai. It is also registered with the Income Tax Department (Permanent Account No. AAETS3446C) and the Directorate of Income Tax Exemptions (No.301-04-05).