Our Work

Saheli Sangh as a sex worker’s collective and community-based organization has been a major source of collective agency for women in sex work and supports them to shape their own future. Since its inception, the strategy, planning, and actions of the Sangh are determined by the sex workers, for the sex workers, and of the sex worker to make collective care and self-care the guiding principle of the organization. In this connection, various initiatives have been taken in the last one decade to organize, empower and develop leadership among the women in sex work in Maharashtra. It includes support groups for women in sex work living with HIV/AIDS, providing alternate and substantial livelihood to sex workers, support to women in sex work and their children and linking them to various safety net programmes run by the government, and last but not the least facilitate services and create awareness among women in sex work about sexual and reproductive health.

Future Plans:

  • A repository of the collectivization process of women in sex work to be made at Saheli Sangh.
  • Work towards the inclusion of all sex workers (women, MSM, TG) into social protection policies. & schemes to be done in collaboration with NNSW and supported by SANGRAM and Global Fund in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.
  • A multi-cuisine and upmarket restaurant that would be owned and operated by sex workers and their children to be started.
  • An Old Age Home for elderly sex workers to be built.