Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM)

 

Country

India

Organization

Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM)

SANGRAM has been working with sex workers since 1992, using peer education to stop the spread of HIV. In 1996, the organization’s peer education program broadened into the Veshya AIDS Muqabla Parishad (VAMP), a collective of 5,000 sex workers in western Maharashtra and North Karnataka. SANGRAM has also initiated an HIV/AIDS project among transport and migrant workers, as well as a support group for men who have sex with men.

Project

Peer-led HIV/AIDS Education Among Sex Workers

Purpose: To defend the rights of sex workers and empower them to design and implement sustainable programs for their own health; and to combat discrimination and stigma within the wider community through community organizing, rights-based education, and peer-led HIV and AIDS programs.

Project Grant Amount $33,000
Total Grants Received $208,385
Years Supported 8
Theme Sexual Health and Rights
Population Served People with HIV/AIDS, Women, Workers