Crisis: Due to lack of alternative career opportunities, many women turn to prostitution which eventually leads to increased HIV/AIDS transmission, violence and more. They experience discrimination and social stigmatization. It is an NGO of, by and for the sex workers. They envision a community of sex workers that are healthy, united, and empowered to independently manage their affairs.
Programs: 1) HIV Intervention: For preventing the spread of HIV through targeted interventions, accessible testing, and education; treatment and counselling services provided to PLHIV. 2) Alternative Livelihoods: For creating a self-sustaining method of income generation through vocational training and educational courses. 3) For Children: Education material, nutrition, and scholarships provided to help break the intergenerational cycle of prostitution. 4) Others: legal support, financial literacy and saving sessions, health camps.
Outcome: So far, 600+ sex workers have been trained with vocational skills, with many choosing to start their own small businesses. The NGO has led 13 Community Based Organizations with 15,000 sex workers as members of which nearly 9,900 are paid members. 22 children sent yearly on scholarships for mainstream education.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019
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