Rajasthan Nat Samaj Sudhar Samiti was founded in the year 1996. Some of the concerned person of the community had thought to embark on the journey to remove the social stigma i.e. “sex work” attached to the name of the community “Nat”.
Historically, the community has been involved with the work of providing sexual services for royal classes but with the end of the regime of different kingdoms the business diverted towards other sections of the society.
Presently, the community has its roots from Rajasthan to as far as Mumbai. All the important transit points of the highways have been doted with their presence. The community has established norms underlying certain conditions to allow girls in the business of providing sexual services. Therefore the community laws disallow any girl from being getting married through out her life. Girls are dedicated to sex work by their families at an early age depending on the conditions and thinking of the families.
The Nat community has been stigmatized and discriminated by the large sections of the society for involvement in the trade of sex work. They have devoid of rights as a citizen although much claims has been made different representatives of the public.
The organization has raised the voice and tried to address the concerns of the community
Like health needs primary among them is HIV ands AIDS, education, development of women and adolescents with whatever little assistance it has mustered from their own resources. In this process some enthusiastic members of the society has withdrawn their support, as the organization cannot sustain all the members of the society who depend on the organization for their livelihood.
The organizations can barely support the work with the little assistance although some volunteers from the community and some highly concerned persons of the field of Non-
governmental organization has served the organization without any vested interest. Today the organization has a good team of about 25 volunteers together with experts from the field of Non Governmental Organization. HIV/ AIDS till now remains the central point of work.