Address: Campaign for Sexworkers and Sexual Minorities Rights. No. 9 ABABIL, Patel Cheluvappa Street, J C Nagar (MR Palya), Bengaluru – 560 006
Police from Banashakari Police Station (Bengaluru City) verbally abused and assaultd (physically and sexually) 40 plus human rights defenders and sexual minorities when they questioned the illegal detention of 5 hijras by Girinagar Police station on 20th October, 2008.
Coalition for Sexworkers and Sexual Minorities Rights (CSMR) was launched by the social movements and human rights organization in Bengaluru to resist the police abuse and to defend the human rights of sexual minorities and sexworkers.
The constituents of CSMR include: Alternative Law Forum, Aneka, Environment Support Group, Garment and Textile Workers Union, Good As You, Hengasara Hakkina Sangha, Jyothi Mahila Sangha, Jansthu, Karnataka Dalit Mahila Vedike, Karnataka Komusouhardha Vedike, Karnataka Sexual Minorities Forum, Karnataka Sexworkers Union, Karnataka Janapara Vedike, LesBiT, Lawyers Collective, Milana, Openspace, Pedestrian Pictures, People's Democratic Forum, People's Union for Civil Liberties, Reach Law, Sadhane, Samanatha Mahila Vedike, Sadhana Mahila Gumpu,Samara, Samvada, Sanchaya Nele, Sangama, Suraksha, Swathi Mahila Sangha, Vijaya Mahila Sangha, Vimochana, Visthar and many other individuals and organizations