Talikala was established in August 1987 and conceived as a non-stock, non-profit social development institution, composed of individuals and survivors of prostitution.

Recognizing prostitution as a condition perpetuating class and gender inequalities in our society today, Talikala commits itself to the process of women empowerment and to changing public perception towards prostituted women.

Talikala believes that women in prostitution are victims of inhuman, cruel, and degrading treatment, whose rights to personal integrity, dignity and self-respect are neglected in the process.

Thus, Talikala endeavors to protect, defend and promote human rights, especially among victims of prostitution.