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There are nearly 1 lakh sex workers in tamil nadu and over 14, in chennai alone.
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Establishing dedicated work places will help to a large extent minimising the sexual violence in the profession, she feels. This will help us to a great extent to reach out to them, propagate and educate them about the relevant health issues.
Chennai sex workers demand separate work area There are nearly 1 lakh sex workers in Tamil Nadu and over 14, in Chennai alone. The police should also be educated on the relevance of this situation," says a senior state government health official.
This argument has takers from the state government officials too. The law enforcers themselves exploit us by demanding money. He says that there are nearly 1 lakh sex workers in Tamil Nadu and over 14, in Chennai alone. But lots of cases are going unreported.
The specialty of IFPEC is it is not only fighting for the welfare of sex workers but also helps and rescue those who are forced in to this profession and with the law enforcers assisting them to go back to their normal lives," further adds Kalaivani. IFPEC is also involved in helping the police to prevent human trafficking.
Now I am I am helping other sex workers to handle the pressure from clients and police. There are rowdy elements who extract money from us.
Chennai sex workers demand separate work area
Unlike Mumbai or Kolkata, sex trade in Chennai is over 60 per cent taking place at the underground and we find it difficult to reach out to them. This will also help the peer educators who are involved in the HIV prevention work to reach out to their targeted audience", she told India Today Online.
So we want the government to take a pro-active role and give us a dedicated place to carry out our work. Unlike Mumbai's Red Light area and Kolkatta's Sonagachi we don't want our residences there but we want it to be our work place" said K. Gunavathi name changedsays she likes this profession very much and she cannot do any other work.
I feel if only the government establishes an exclusive place for our work it will minimise our hardships. IFPEC justifies this demand.
These women and children were sent back to their homes," says Kalaivani.