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Introduction

Mahila Kranthi (MK) is a community organisation (CO) of women in sex work in Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. The CO started its activities in 2008 with the support Samraksha and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT).

MK has 1882 women in sex work as members and is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960.

Mission

MK aims to build society's perspective to destigmatise sex work and reduce stigma and discrimination against female sex workers.

Services Provided

MK provides a range of services to empower its members.

  • Advancing knowledge on sexual health, distributing condoms and encouraging condom use, providing referral services to the hospital and ART linkages and conducting health camps
  • Building financial security of members through awareness on savings activities, opening bank accounts and getting insurance
  • Promoting a help desk for the community to access social entitlements
  • Raising awareness on safety, security and justice measures to address crisis

The CO envisions enabling healthier and better lives for vulnerable women in sex work.

Highlights

  • City - Uttara Kannada
  • Founded - 2008
  • Registered Members - 1882

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No.25, AECS Layout, Ashwathnagar,

(Land Mark - Behind Paratha Plaza,

Raghavendra Nilaya),

Bengaluru 560 094, Karnataka State, India

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