A recent trending hashtag on Twitter India infuriated me and got me wondering, why should sex workers be constantly shamed for their choices?
The Maharashtra govt set to provide Rs. 5000/- per month and 5-kg ration to sex workers every month, starting from October until the pandemic is over, though there are questions on identification.
Society has denied them human rights. But recognition by NHRC of sex workers as 'women at work' will help get them get these legally.
That day a woman despised and shunned by society, chose to fight for me which my own mother, a respectable woman from a good family, refused to do long back!
“People ask me the benefit of my work or what do I get out of it," says Alka Gujnal, a single woman army who works to get sex workers of Budhwarpeth in Pune, their dignity as human beings.
The stigma surrounding sex work needs to be dismantled to empower sex workers and to put an end to their abuse. This requires financial inclusion.
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