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.
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