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Introduction

The God Teresa Mahila Mandali (TGTMM) in Khammam district, in Telengana State in India, is a community organisation of female sex workers. Formed in 2010, it has been working towards the empowerment of sex workers in one of the most backward districts in the state. Many of its members are women from tribal communities with extreme vulnerability to HIV.

TGTMM supports 1058 members, most of whom are home based sex workers.

Mission

TGTMM aims to create a HIV free society by empowering its sex worker members through its community organisation platform. "TGTMM has been providing the following services to the community members, and mainly works for their rights.

Services Provided

  • Generating awareness on health and rights through one to one and one to group outreach, community group meetings and events
  • Facilitating linkages with government departments and referral systems
  • Building the capacities of community members
  • Improving financial literacy of its members
  • Providing crisis redressal services

TGTMM has a strong identity in the community and plans to establish skill development centers at the block level and start a multi-purpose cooperative for providing financial services to its members.

Highlights

  • District - Khammam
  • Founded - 2010
  • Members supported - 1058

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Bengaluru 560 094, Karnataka State, India

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