SPMS is a community organisation (CO) of female sex workers in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu State in India. Founded in 2012, the CO works to reduce the vulnerability of women in sex work and enable their overall development.
SPMS has 1442 members and is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act,1975.
SPMS aims to start self help groups of women in sex work to assist them to engage in self employment and create awareness on HIV/AIDS to improve their socioeconomic status.
SPMS's many services enable the socioeconomic empowerment and good health of its members.
- Ensuring community's access to various government schemes and entitlements
- Promoting safety, security and justice measures through effective crisis response systems, access to legal services and linkages for trauma relief
- Building financial security by facilitating bank linkages, and access to insurance and pension schemes
- Implementing HIV prevention and care services including positive prevention, ART linkages, regular health check up
- Investing in institutional development through resource mobilisation, membership drives, partnership with government and non-governmental organisations and ensuring statutory compliance
- Supporting people living with HIV by generating alternative livelihood options, providing nutritious food, and mobilising them into groups and ensuring their access to government schemes and entitlements.
SPMS is working towards improving the well-being and livelihood of the needy people in Thiruvallur district.