Mahila Jagrut Sevabhavi Sanstha (MJSS) is a community organisation, established in August 2011, by a group of like-minded women, who had faced a difficult life in poverty and vulnerability. The members are from socioeconomically poor and vulnerable strata of the society, and into professions like prostitution, cooking, sweeping, cleaning and others.
MJSS is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. It has a total of 1058 members and is located in Parbhani district of Maharashtra State in India.
MJSS aims to empower female sex workers socially and economically and make them self reliant.
Services provided by MJSS address the key vulnerabilities of its members.
MJSS envisions working to encourage female sex workers to undergo regular health checkup for STI and HIV/AIDS so as to be able to prevent such infections.