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Who we ARE

WINS (WOMEN’S INITIATIVES) is a 25 year old Non-Government Organization working at the intersection of gender, sexuality and violence while being committed to help women(People Living with HIV/AIDS & sex workers and other marginalized communities) and sexual minorities in distress to comprehend their vulnerable situation and offer support.

WINS was established in the year 1994 by Ms. Meera Raghavendra, a passionate social worker along with a small team of like-minded individuals

Our Projects



At WINS, we believe right kind of sexual education plays a significant while offering various kinds of support services for HIV women and children. WINS in collaboration with other NGOs, government functionaries, activists initiated intensive efforts to mainstream HIV support through Public Health facilities.



The LGBT initiative at WINS works in collaboration with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations(CBOs) involving different stakeholders, policy makers and other support groups to create a positive and enabling environment for the betterment of Transgenders and sexual minorities in society.

Our Impact

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HIV Tests Done
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Children Enrolled In School
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Sensitization Campaigns
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Sexworkers Empowered
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Women Empowered
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LGBT Empowerment

With your help

We’ve enrolled 2000+ HIV positive children in mainstream schools

Success Stories

Name: Syamala Age: 30 Years HIV Status: Positive Syamala is from Kotala; a village 20 km from Tirupati town. She is 30 years old. She married Venkatesh who was a …

Name: Suneetha Age: 26 Years HIV Status: Positive Suneetha’s husband is a flower vendor. She fell in love with him and married him. After one year she gave birth to …


Our Partners

WINS works with Terracotta For Trans, a nonprofit organization based in California,USA with the hopes of making the lives of transgender people in India “normal”. Together we donate to help the situation of transgender people in India, hoping to provide them with the fair treatment and normal lives they deserve.