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Introduction

Sanjeevani Mahila Mandal (SMM) is a community organisation (CO) bar based sex workers in Thane district of Maharashtra State in India. These women are migratns from Bengal, Bangladesh, rural Maharashtra and Karnataka.

SMM was founded in 2009 and is registered under the Maharashta Societies Registration Act, 1860 and has 702 members.

Mission

SMM aims to make the members self reliant and reduce the incidence of STI and HIV among them.

Services Provided

SMM provides various services to its members.

  • Reducing violence and harassment among the members through crisis management services
  • Improving members' legal literacy to enable them to better resolve and address crisis
  • Supporting their members to access social entitlements, schemes and civic identity proofs through an Unified Help Desk and advocacy with stakeholders
  • Establishing linkages with financial institutions to help members access financial products, and credit
  • Sharing information, through stakeholder level champions, on financial planning and awareness

SMM envisions providing livelihood support and vocational training to empower community members. All members accessed atlease two Civic IDs and schemes as per their eligiblity. estabilished functional coping mechanism to address poverty with in their organisation like regualrt training income generationa and linked credit facilities to start their business.

Functional crisis committee establised in all sites to ensured support for all members who are in need.

Highlights

  • District - Thane
  • Founded - 2009
  • Members supported - 702

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