Aastha Parivar was registered in 2009 to become one of the largest organization that fight for the rights of sex workers (SWs) in Maharashtra. Their intention is to represent various communities including the LGBTQ community of sex workers where they envision to provide alternate careers, healthy, united and independent standard of living for them free from discrimination and stigmatization.
Program model: The organization has come up with a unique 'Community-Based organization' (CBO) Model where they encourage the SW community to initiate and manage their own interventions. These CBOs comprise of Governing bodies and a managing committee. Under their CBOs they work on several HIV interventions, resources to educate children of SWs and to opt for an alternate livelihood themselves, legal literacy, family planning and healthcare awareness.
Impact: So far, Aastha Parivar has led 13 CBOs. They have two ongoing support groups for people tested with HIV positive with 289 members. Around 600 SWs have been trained with vocational skills to help them choose a different career option to support themselves and their families. Besides this, the organization also provides midday meals to at least 50 children per day as a part of their healthcare initiative in Mumbai.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018
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