Past Programmes

HIV Prevention :
Samraksha has worked in HIV prevention programme with vulnerable communities including women in sex work and sexual minorities for many years now. The focus of the programmes has been on reducing the HIV risk and also addressing the vulnerabilities of these groups. There was a strong emphasis on helping these groups collectivize and now there are around 10 independent community based organizations working to represent the interests of these communities at the district level.

For more on our work in HIV prevention and collectivizing women in sex work see here

Samraksha has also developed some unique capacity building programmes to support the CBOs and their leaders. For more on one of our capacity building efforts, see here

Reproductive and Sexual Health :

Early in our work in HIV prevention, we had identified that poor understanding of reproductive and sexual health and poor health seeking behavior for these problems were contributing considerably to women’s vulnerability to HIV. We therefore undertook some reproductive and sexual health programmes, in urban areas in Bangalore as well as in rural communities in Raichur and Koppal.

For more on our work in Reproductive and Sexual Health, see here and here