Somota Foundation funded intitiative with EQUAL Partners

Somota Foundation with its partners initiated Xulhaz Mannan Memorial Award to recognize work for the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) community. 
Any individual, organization and community dedicated to improving the life of SOGIESC Bangladeshi community will be awarded with of fund of 10,000 BDT.


Somota Foundation supported publishing queer Bangladeshi contents on social media

To fight for queer rights in Bangladesh, especially in the areas of queer visibility, human rights, education and culture through social media content. In 2020, Kotipona and Somota Foundation collaboratively initiated the project to bring queer media visibility in Bangla.


Somota Foundation launched project to mentor Bangladeshi queer youth

At Somota Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the need for guidance for young Bangladeshi queer folks. Through one-on-one mentorship and empowerment, we believe we can facilitate progress in higher study, immigration, project facilitation and relationship building. We invite you to learn more and lend your support.




We are so excited to announce the winner of the Xulhaz Mannan Memorial Award of Diversity 2021!

April 26, 2021


ইন্টারসেক্স /Intersex - OneDayOneStruggle

To celebrate the #OneDayOneStruggle campaign Somota Foundation, Inclusive Bangladesh and Noboprobhaat held multiple events throughout this November!

This year, we are celebrating the sexual and bodily rights of intersex people and the daily challenges they have to overcome.

Keep your eyes on our social media to learn more about #ODOS2020 #শরীরিনিবর্তন #ForebearingBodies

Supported by

CSBR - Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies


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