Chaithanya Mahila Mandali was founded in 2001 by Ms.Jayamma a sex-trafficked survivor and by a dedicated social worker Jaya Singh.Thomas who helped Ms.Jayamma to come out of the sexual slavery in the year 1999 while Jaya Singh.Thomas was doing a research work among the Street Children and women in sex work/prostitution in Hyderabad,decided to help and save the many women and girls affected and living in sexual slavery and begun their journey of service bearing with all odds and difficulties. By offering help to these vulnerable women and children who were facing social injustice, poverty and hunger especially from the sex work background,( while helping them) they found lot of satisfaction,hope and positive impact which motivated them to be the strong individuals/ activists and that become their strong vision and formed the organization with the help of others and registered as a Non-profit Organization in January.24.2001.
Over the years, the organization's field of work increased: Prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections, prevention of women and children entering into the sex industry and providing alternate livelihood options for those who want to give up sex work, creating awareness on Human Trafficking, educational support to vulnerable, the poor and needy both in urban and rural areas at the State and National level...
Background and the Founders:
Mr.Jaya Singh. Thomas, was doing a thesis on the life of Street Children as part of his Bachelor Studies in one of the famous streets of Hyderabad City, came in contact with Ms.Jayamma, on the same platform, who was then introduced as an orphan grew-up in her maternal uncle’s house, had undergone severe hardships of working as maid in her uncle’s roadside hotel at Nalgonda District from her younger age, later at one of the family weddings met a person from Hyderabad City, with whom she eloped to the City, whom she trusted to have been a savior and the life mate but her fate did not stopped there and the same person whom she believed put her forcibility into the hell of sexual slavery in order to gain money out of her to meet his selfish end in meeting his daily drug and alcoholic addition.
Mr.Jaya Singh. Thomas, having heard her real story, decided in meeting many more such women and girls of the same community of women in sexual slavery, one or the other had expressed similar to what Jayamma had conveyed which has brought tears ,pain and agony in Jaya Singh. Thomas’s life, decided to dedicate himself for such women and girls without thinking further and felt it was the calling from the above and started meeting hundreds of such girls and women, having noted their issues, started prioritizing the needs for further progress, having realized to deal with such community of girls and women' needed courage as it was involved lot of struggle and life- threat followed by low-self esteem when one serves among them since prostitution is/was considered as illegal as per the Indian law and treated very badly and sinful act followed by the society at large considered this as one of the worst acts and easy money making option for perverted women and girls- without knowing the in-depth of as how one actually enters into this man-made disaster or hell.
Therefore, felt the need to get this movement as an Organization under a Non-profit status legally so as to represent on behalf of this community to the Public/create awareness/educate as to treat this community same as other human being, the same to the Government side, decided to keep a Name to the Movement to be a legal identity as Chaithanya Mahila Mandali (Chaithanya means : Empowerment, Light from the darkness, from illiteracy to literacy, Mahila Means –female/Woman/girls followed by Mandali means a Organization /association etc and have registered as the Non-profit Organization in the year 2001.Jan.24.
Ever since the Organization/Movement got it registered under legal banner, started its work of identifying the girls and women who have been in this net and given them the support emotionally and morally to convey if they had any issues, and helped them rehabilitate and re-united them back with their families, counselled them so as to give -up prostitution, and made them the agent of change in curbing the illicit human trafficking of girls and women into sexual slavery moreover joined with the State AIDS Control Society,Govt.of India Ministry of Health and Family welfare in curbing and controlling HIV/AIDS among the risk population and stood as model in controlling HIV/AIDS in the general population by educating the women and girls in sexual slavery to be the agent in educating their sexual partners to opt for safer sex practices.
Brought the change in Police force and worked with them to identify the culprits of human traffickers hence the false case filing on victims drastically reduced.
Therefore, till today no-turning back, hundreds and hundreds women have been rescued, rehabilitated and lead them to have the best life which they could not even dreamed off otherwise.
Hundreds of Children and women who have been affected by the sexual slavery begun to lead a better life , the awareness on Human-trafficking got increased, HIV/AIDS new incidences drastically came down, children of such victims started attention and started getting education and begun to settle in good and dignified life.
Received several recognitions, Awards from well-wishers, organizations and from Government both in the State and in the Central.
A great honor of Satisfaction at the end of each and every day when we meet and see the change we could make and bring a change in one's life that made more responsible and made us re-dedicate our entire life for the same cause...!
Empower vulnerable children, youth and women, address the illiteracy, human-made social injustice, abuse, poverty and hunger so as to build a brighter future.
Finding and creating long lasting solutions to address Illiteracy, end human-made social injustice, poverty and hunger.
Identify, protect, capacitate and promote CMM's visions in order to be a role model.
In general, CMM wants to
... cooperate with like-minded institutions and individuals in India and all over the world
... make use of the capacities of women and children for Community Based Organisations (CBO)
... open to media and research in order to share knowledge and experiences
... promote volunteering
CMM's target group are women and children in sex industry, most of them have been trafficked and forced into sex work, many of them are affected by AIDS/HIV. For
these vulnerable people, CMM wants to provide
... Information about AIDS and reproductive diseases
... Prevention of children from entering into sex trade
... Rehabilitation of those who are willing to be rehabilitated
... Empowerment through institutional and community based support, education and training
... Medical aid
... Legal aid
... Care, homes and necessary facilities to orphans
... Community for sex workers and those affected by HIV, promotion of participation for an effective network
... Economical development by micro-credit and self-help concepts
... Information about the human rights and different legislative enactments for their protection
... Counselling in situations of any kind