Jeevandhara Mahila Samiti (JMS), founded in 2009, is a community organisation (CO) of female sex workers in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra State in India. It is a collective of women from economically backward families in the district.
JMS is registered under the Maharashtra Societies Registration Act,1860 and supports 799 members.
JMS aims to address the developmental needs of its members through livelihood and civic initiatives and create a distinct identity for itself as a community institution, owned, managed and run by the community.
JMS's varied services enable poor, destitute, widowed, and HIV/AIDS affected women and their family members live better lives.
JMS envisions that services provided by the CO will support children of members to continue education, old sex workers to have alternate livelihood options, better mechanism for members to address violence, and resource mobilisation to sustain the community organisation.