Accreditation, Awards & Recognition

In the last decade, Saheli has received many awards and recognition for our work toward enabling a better life for marginalized populations.

  • Received Josie Maran Cosmetics IMAGINE (US) Prize for outstanding work with IMAGINE India.
  • Received Best Legal Awareness Practices by the National Legal Services Authority of India
  • Awarded ‘Quality Brands- 2016-18’ by Quality Brand Times, Mumbai
  • Saheli received the Searchlight Award on International Transgender Day of Visibility 2022 for its contributions towards the Transgender Community
  • Saheli was awarded Utkarsha Samajik Karyaratna Puraskar in 2022 for its exemplary contribution to relief work during the COVID-19 pandemic for sex workers and other marginalized communities in Pune. 
  • Saheli won the Inner Wheel Excellence Award for creating social impact in 2017.
  • Saheli received the Josie Maran Cosmetics Imagine Prize (USA) in 2015 from the IMAGIN Programme, Empowerment Institute (USA) for the effective implementation of empowerment workshop for women in sex work.
  • Saheli was awarded by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), New Delhi in 2012 for implementing legal literacy and legal aid project for sex workers.