Being a community- based organization and collective of women in sex work, Saheli follows the process of community participation in all its activities through the peer lead structure. Working with a strong synthesis of community and non- community members and staff, Saheli had established in Pune as an effective sex worker’s collective.
Saheli Sangh is working with and for women in sex work in and around Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The target audiences is women in sex work, their children, partners of sex workers, brothel keepers, police and other organizations/groups in the red light area.
Sex workers are from the lower economic strata and mostly immigrants from different parts of India and neighbouring countries-Nepal and Bangladesh. Saheli as a sex worker’s collective works with its adult and self-identified sex workers.