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Right to Health Equality – A Health Session for Sex Workers

NMO

MSAI India

General Description

A session for commercial sex workers to discuss health issues with them and had a mental health session especially since their rights in terms of health provisions have always been a debatable issue. We spoke about the importance of safe sex, birth control, female condoms, vaginal discharge, self-breast cancer examination , signs of HPV infection and cancer , HIV and contraception. In addition we also had a session on mental health and a general health check up.

Area of Activity

Gender Equity

Objectives

1) Improving Health of sex workers – Regular Check ups, Screening Camps and referrals for further treatment.
2) Safe Sex Promotion – Condom Promotion , Awareness about Female Condoms , HIV/AIDS and STI and regular health checks.
3) Mental Health – Through a series of discussion sessions so that they open about the issues affecting them – abuse by partners , falling in love with customers , poverty etc.

Time frame of the Activity

15/01/2016 – 15/01/2017

Partners

Yes with organizations/ngo’s working for rights and health of sex workers and preventing inter-generation prostitution.

Funding

Yes we plan to raise funds by community support for various health camps.

Program

Gender-Based Violence Рgbv@ifmsa.org

Contact

Priyanka Manghani –¬†drpriyankalata@gmail.com

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