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Introduction

Navchetana Yuva Vikas Sanstha (NYVS) is a community organisation (CO) of men having sex with men (MSM) in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra State in India.

Founded in 2012, the CO has 1194 members and is registered under the Maharashtra Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Mission

NYVS 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.

Services Provided

NYVS supports members with different services.

  • Facilitating access to social entitlements and schemes and civic identity proofs
  • Enabling access to savings and credit through formation of self help groups
  • Resolving crises through the formation of crisis response committees
  • Setting up and managing a help line to inform the members on services from the CO and provide counselling

The CO envisions setting up a vocational skill training centre for young men having sex with men in the district to enable them to get employed; and raising resources locally to manage and sustain the organisation for the benefits of the members and the society.

Highlights

  • District - Yavatmal
  • Founded - 2012
  • Members supported - 1194
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