Durgashakti AIDS Tadegattuva Mahila Sangha (DATMS) is a community organisation (CO) of women in sex work in Davanagere district of Karnataka State in India.
DATMS, founded in 2003, is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960. The CO has 1783 members and started implementing targeted intervention servcies since 2011.
DATMS aims to prevent violence against women in sex work, reduce stigma/discrimination against them, and work for their socio-economic, political and cultural empowerment.
DATMS provides following services to empower its members.
The organization aimed to provide all kinds of support and guidence to community women so that they would lead quality life and would not become victim of social stigma and discrimination. The community women would also do not become victim to HIV infection thus regular awareness building takes place at different level