Ground Reality of Sex Workers
According to Oxford English Dictionary, a prostitute is a person who has sex for payment. Simple, right? But this idea is not that simple. History states, prostitution is the oldest profession
I say sex work is an essential part because the number of rape cases today is still in check because of the sex workers. This idea is not very simple to grasp. Sex Work has always existed in different parts of the world is different forms-
With an aim to help the victims of human trafficking, Kranti is a non-profit organisation working for sex workers in Mumbai. Mumbai shows the highest number of human trafficking cases. This organisation is also educating the children of the sex workers to ensure that they have a safe childhood.
Kat Katha, New Delhi
GB road of Delhi is the
Sanlaap has been continuously working on the issues of Trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. They ensure that sex workers are given knowledge on HIV, gender education, health, sanitation among other things.
Sangali witnesses the second highest rates of human trafficking after Mumbai. Sangram is working with the
Project Saheli by Indian Health Organisation
Indian Health Organisation has undertaken a nationwide project called Saheli. This project is working with the government to ensure that sex workers are given all health facilities. It has been found that HIV is mainly caused due to lack of protection used in brothels. Saheli ensures that proper information is given to sex workers.
Sex Workers deserve equal rights and respect. These organisations are ensuring that forced sex workers come out of the web but most importantly they are working to bridge the socially constructed gap between ‘them’ and ‘us’.