NGO - Youth Organisation - First Transgender Football Team

ADVOCACY

Advocacy has been our main service since May 2017 when Ya_All stated functioning as a Whatsapp group. Most of our work has been around sensitization, community mobilization and mainstreaming , media and multi stakeholder relationships. We conduct both Online and Offline activities through social media campaigns, workshops, film screenings, fashion shows, sports , art and literature. Some of our Advocacy initiatives are

1. Queer Games

2. Imphal Lit Fest

3. Ya_All Helpline

4. Project Forbidden.

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CAPACITY BUILDING

Capacity building is a core component of Ya_All. One of our main objective is to strengthen the peer support system of young people and LGBTI community to be able to disseminate information, access services and voice for their rights. Training and capacity building workshops are the main tools of equipping and empowering the adolescets, youths and queer community.

Some of the Initiatives under Capacity building are:

1. Emerging Queer Leaders Project, North East

2. Project Seven Sisters

3. North East Peer Support Project

SAFE SPACE AND LIVELIHOOD

We provide a safe space through our initiative called “Meitram” which is the first co-working and networking space owmed and run by queer individuals in India. Meitram act as the Resource Hub and support through free peer counseling, free peer to peer training, capacity building and advocacy to educate , equip and empower young people and de-stigmatize the conversations around Sexual & Reproductive health and rights, Mental health & well being , Drug Use & Harm Reduction of adolecents, youths and LGBTI/Queer individuals

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RESEARCH

Research is a component of Ya_All that has been taken up recently. We consider research as one of the most important areas of our work/responsibilities that will enable us in strengthening or program implementation in delivering our services. To identify the issues, needs, services and programs around health (physical, Mental and Psychological) SRHR.

Some of our research areas are:

1. Health needs assessment of YLGBTI+       community in            Manipur.

2. Health needs assessment of YPLHIV  in Manipur.

3. Understanding the well-being & perception of Mental              Health & Mental illness to assess the perception and                knowledge related to Mental Health and illness among the      population of Manipur.