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Navjeevan Centre is NGO working at Kamatipura a red light area ;
Kamathipura (also spelled Kamthipura) (Marathi: is Mumbai’s oldest and Asia’s largest red-light district . It was first settled after 1795 with the construction of various causeways that connected the erstwhile seven islands of Bombay, initially known as Lal Bazaar, it got its name from the Kamathis (workers) of Andhra Pradesh state, who as labourers on construction sites. Then in 1880s it turned into a “comfort zone” for British troops, during British Raj. However due to tough police crackdown, in late 1990s with the rise of AIDS, and government’s redevelopment policy that helped sex workers to move out of the profession and subsequently out of Kamathipura, the number of sex workers in the area have dwindled, in 1992, as Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) records there were 50,000 sex workers her which reduced to 1,600 in 2009, with many sex worker migrating to other areas in Maharashtra and real estate developer taking over the high priced real estate.

A lot of literature is available about the various socio- economic political aspects of prostitution. However very little information is available on the various government and non-governmental effort made to help this section of the population in leading a dignified life.

An in-depth study of the red light area and the pattern of functioning reflect the dehumanizing situation that the commercially sexually exploited women (CSEW) face every day. They are pushed into the trade at a young age, at times even before they attain puberty and thus are not aware of the trap they are falling into. Once in the trade, there is no escape till the brothel keeper has earned well enough through them. Here they are subjected to physical and mental torture if they refuse to abide by the wishes of the keeper. As most women have no formal education, they have no knowledge of how much they earn. When they are allowed to leave the set-up, they are most probably a victim of life threatening diseases like AIDS, without any place to go to. Thus in all probability, they will continue in the area and start soliciting and earning. Once trapped in the trade, women get pulled into a vicious circle from which escape is difficult. They get succor through the contacts with various organizations working in the area. They form the bridge for them to develop linkage with the outside world, which also form the support system to the women, should they choose to move out of the trade.

Many organizations work in Kamatipura, dealing with various aspects like rescue of minors, dealing with health awareness and treatment with special focus on AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, providing counseling services, de-addiction programs, skill development and training etc. Some organizations help in taking care of the children of the CSEWs by providing full time care, protection and education through the day/night care shelters or residential homes away from the red light area. Government organization like MDAX has played a very prominent role in generating awareness on HIV/AIDS through the assistance provided in providing free literature and organizing various street campaigns. There are many organizations working in Kamatipura. To name a few: Navjeevan Centre an undertaking Marthoma Church, CCDT, Prerna, Oasis India, Jyothi kailash, SAI, Bombay Teen Challenge, Stop Sex Slavery, Salvation Army, Apne Aap etc. Each organisation has independent specific goals which could be health, education or overall rehabilitation of the CSEW and/ or their children. Since 2005, the Sanghamitra collective, run by and for the sex workers of Kamatipura, has provided practical assistance to women in the sex trade as well as helping to rescue children and trafficked women from the brothels.

Total Number of Children at kamatipura Units – 55
Nu,mber of students in Navjyoti school – 296
Number of Children In Murbad residential homes – 160
Number of Girls in Extension homes – 15
Number of Boys in Extension Homes – 35
Number of Students in Vocational Training centre- 245
Number of working youth – 10
number of benefited women- 150
total number of rehabilitated children – 500
number of women reached – 300
total number of workers in Navjeevan – 85