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Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh. We hear their stories. A fter five years in the brothel, Labonni stopped dreaming of being rescued. Ever since she had been sold to a madam at 13 years old, customers had promised to help her escape. None had followed through. Here, between and 1, women and girls are working in the sex trade — many of them against their will.
They are a group that does not frequently mingle with the mainstream community and may be forgotten. APAC Updated.
About 8, people have died in Bangladesh since the pandemic began in March, according to government data. At least a dozen women, all over 40, in the Daulatdia brothel, about km 60 miles west of Dhaka, were inoculated this week, according to workers at the brothel.
Visit news. Among the 1, sex workers who live in the brothel, one of the biggest in the world, few knew how to register for the jab, workers said.
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One year-old sex worker, who did not want to be named, had her first jab on Wednesday and said that she was trying to encourage other women in the brothel to follow suit. Sex work is allowed in brothels but most women work on the streets or in private homes, often risking police detention.
Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers the lives of people around the world who struggle to live freely or fairly. By Naimul Karim 3 Min Read.
Business slowed in lockdown - the brothel needed emergency food support during lockdown last March - but the pace picked up as restrictions lifted mid-year, according to NGO officials. Bangladesh is home to aboutsex workers, charities say.
By Naimul Karim.