• Les Gazzette

By Swastika

Impact of a global pandemic on the lives of prostitutes

"Homeless people are being put in shelters, but nobody even acknowledges the existence of sex workers."

Sex workers in India live in dingy houses most of them clammed in small room and some of them even have to share one bathroom with fifty other people.

Living conditions of sex workers already is pitiful but the outbreak of coronavirus has made surviving tougher for them. The workers have no savings of their own and basic necessities such as buying groceries and feeding their children has now become a luxury only few can afford.

These women don't even have access to basic health care let alone masks. Prostitutes have also been facing psychological problems due to lack of work. NGOs have been trying to help them out but sex workers are large in number and people who find them worthy of showing basic humanity and not treat them like outcasts very few.

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