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Introduction

Ushodaya Mahila Sangham (UMS) is a community organisation in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh state in India. Registered in 2011 under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001, the CO works with vulnerable female sex workers.

The CO provides services to 1379 female sex workers to empower them through access to social protection, financial, safety, security and justice and health services.

Mission

UMS aims to create a HIV free society by empowering its sex worker members through access to social protection schemes, financial inclusion, safety, security, justice and HIV services.

Services Provided

UMS provides a host of services to cater to its mobilised group of vulnerable female sex workers.

  • Providing quality HIV/STI prevention services
  • Enhancing access to social protection measures
  • Building member capacities for increased financial security
  • Improving safety, security and access to justice for its members
  • Establishing crisis redressal mechanisms
  • Building institutions like forming community based groups and promoting savings

UMS envisions a society, where it's sex worker members can live in good health, free from crises and with financial and social security.

Highlights

  • District - Anantapur
  • Founded - 2011
  • Members supported - 1379
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