Snehjyot - Male & female sex worker clinicS

Ahmednagar has a high military and migrant worker presence, is on a busy transport route and is severely affected by droughts. All of which contribute to high levels of prostitution and human trafficking and ultimately the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV and AIDS. There are constant challenges when dealing with trafficking and prostitution, especially when it comes to minors. Hundreds of thousands of children go missing in India every year, sold in to the sex trade.

How we help

 

Our regional clinics and health camps distribute condoms and conduct sexual health education and STD testing without judgement.

 

We rely on a network of peer mentors, recruited from our local sex workers and MSM communities, who play a key role in our outreach health work and education projects. We also rescue and rehabilitate trafficked and forced sex workers providing a safe haven, free counselling, legal aid, vocational training and alternatives to sex work. Through advocacy and awareness drives we are also challenging the culture of violence that surrounds this community.

 

This grassroots approach has drastically reduced the rates of STDs in the district, making it now one of the lowest in India. We can also confirm that thanks to counselling and awareness raising that there are no underage sex workers in our district.

 

Who we help

We currently have over 3,000 registered female sex workers, men having sex with men (MSM) and LGBT community members accessing our services and are continuously reaching out to more.

How you can help

With your support we can reach out to more sex workers and MSM to educate them on their health and rights, offer them alternatives, put an end to trafficking and ultimately prevent the further spread of HIV and STDs.

10 million

estimated sex workers in India

every 8 minutes

a child goes missing in India - many of whom are victims of trafficking

Rs1000

provides 800 condoms to women in high risk groups  to prevent HIV/AIDS & other Sexually transmitted infections

6000 people

 provided with free HIV treatment and counselling through Snehjyot

MEET...

Mandapul

Mandapul is a peer educator with Snehjyot. She helps to teach those working in the sex industry about safe practice and the risks of STDs and HIV. 

Snehalaya taught me how to approach my peers respectfully

so we can talk openly about issues that affect us every day.

Our partners

Snehalaya is a voluntary organisation registered in 1992 under the Societies Registration Act 1960 (Reg No MH2220/A'nagar) and in 1995 under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Reg No 083720087. It has Tax Exemption Recognition under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961 No.CIT(E)/12A(a)/80G/135/2008-09/1916)

 

Snehalaya adheres to the norms prescribed for good governance of voluntary organisations and is certified by Credibility Alliance (CA/82/2013)

 

Snehalaya, Home of Love Project and Snehalaya UK are all trading names for operations in India and beyond that all represent our projects and services operating since 1989 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - India.

 

All donations given to any part of our organisation, unless directly specified, will be spent where most needed for the betterment of our beneficiaries in project running costs and in building capacity through organisational development.

 

Company Registration documents:

Indian Charity Registration details

UK Charity Registration Number: 1157926

Snehalaya Americas, Inc. is a registered 501 c(3) entity, at the following registered address: 30 Sheryl Drive, Edison NJ 08820-1311 

 

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