- Brought together local stakeholders and community members to reduce the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers, at-risk men who have sex with men, and transgendered populations, empowering them to control the spread of HIV and AIDS and seek their basic human right to health care
- Supported at-risk populations by fostering an environment that promotes their safety and allows them to identify, demand, and participate in the provision of quality healthcare. The project promotes an integrated package of services, including innovative behavior change communication and improved access and linkages to sexually transmitted infection management and commodities, such as condoms and medicines
- Successfully handed over all of its interventions to the Government of Maharashtra in April 2012 as part of a planned transition process (one of the only two Avahan partners to transition all of its interventions to the government on schedule)
Mukta: Targeted Interventions for Groups at Risk
Mukta, which means “freedom” in Sanskrit, was part of the Avahan India AIDS Initiative and worked with female sex workers and men who have sex with men in the Indian state of Maharashtra to reduce their risks and vulnerabilities towards sexually transmitted infections and HIV.