India - Devadasis - Sexual Slaves - AIDS Prevention
A peer coordinator of Chaitanya AIDS Prevention Mahila Sangha (R) demonstrates the method of using a condom for safe sex to her 'Devadasi' counterparts during a camp on health education held regularly for Devadasis. Chaitanya AIDS Prevention Mahila Sangha is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which started in 2001. Today, it has about 5,400 sex workers who are mostly Devadasis as its beneficiaries. The Sangha gives Devadasis training on various aspects of HIV/AIDS and its prevention, issues of sex and sexuality, negotiating condom use, mobilizing the community, treatment, counseling, education and empowerment. It also has provided Devadasis access to micro-credit with more than 40 self-help groups. | Location: Kalaadagi, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
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