Origin and Overview

Chaithanya Mahila Mandali was founded in 2001. 


At the beginning, there was only an exclusive platform created by empowered women in sex work. They were offering help to women and children who were facing social injustice, poverty and hunger.

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, now form the vision of CMM.



The first team of CMM, lead by Ms Jayamma in 2001


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.

Indentify, protect, capacitate and promote CMM's visions in order to be a role model.



  • Solidarity
  • Partnership
  • Empowerment
  • Strive for excellence
  • Accountability
  • Non-discrimination
  • Subsidiarity


  • CMM serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, and ethnicity.
  • CMM does not encourage prostitution - at the same time we are not judgmental
  • CMM refuses to call sex work a work just as any other profession since many of the persons concerned have been forced into prostitution.
  • Hence we are also support second generation prevention.
  • CMM believes in rehabilitation - but not in form of forcible rehabilitation.
  • Children, girls and women in prostitution are victims not culprits, hence the punishment should go to the one who is behind


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

Dear Friends,


we would be honoured by every penny of your contributions that shall directly impact a girl who is in a vulnerable situation dreaming of a safe future...

Would you be willing to contribute and join hands with us to make her dream come true?


Contribute Now 



Bandari Jayamma 


CMM-President Ms. Bandari Jayamma receives CII Woman Exemplar Award 2017 by the hands of Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India on April 27, 2017 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi

Chaithanya Happy Home Children activity being telecasted by Vanitha TV on May 18th, 2015

Ms. Bandari Jayamma, President of CMM, has been interviewed by TV5 News Channel, telecasted on December 21st, 2016

Testimony from a Beneficiary


Last update:

March 6th 2019


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