TARSHI aims to address all people, especially women and young
people through its various programmes. TARSHI is one of the few NGOs in India
that works on sexuality, without restricting it to a disease-prevention,
violence against women or sexual minorities’ framework, but rather from an
affirmative and rights-based approach.
TARSHI’s main programmes are :
Helpline : The helpline provides a safe, anonymous,
confidential and non-judgmental space for people to obtain counselling, accurate
information and appropriate referrals on sexuality and reproductive health
Trainings and Institutes : TARSHI conducts trainings
on helpline counselling skills and on sexuality and rights related issues
tailor-made to suit the needs of organisations working in the field. It also
conducts training of trainers.
Publications : TARSHI’s publications on sexuality
and rights related issues, in both English and Hindi, are for diverse audiences
including young people, professionals in the field, as well as the general
Public Education and Advocacy Activities : TARSHI has
conducted various public education and advocacy activities alone and also in
partnership with other NGOs to create a broader public understanding about
women’s rights, sexuality, gender and violence through public events,
publications, campaigns and sessions in schools and colleges.
The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality
: The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre aims to increase knowledge
and conceptual resources on issues of sexuality, sexual health and sexual
well-being in the South and Southeast Asia region.