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Daulatdiya Bangladesh : Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Noddy was only 14 years old when she was pushed into the swamp of prostitution. Married and the mother of a child had gone out of the house in search of her husband, a well-known gambler from East Bangladesh. Then a driver got an opportunity and sold it to Daulatdiya (Bangladesh), the world’s largest sex worker colony under the help of help.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Nodi told, ‘That person tricked me. I got stuck here in her trap. In the business of prostitution, customers came to know him by his first name Nodi. Nodi said that her husband and family had also found her once. But after the stigma of sex worker was not ready to take her along.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

After selling his body for nearly 10 years, he got release from here when he was sold elsewhere. Today 25-year-old Nodi is fighting starvation due to the lockdown caused by Corona virus in Bangladesh.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Noddy was only 14 years old when she was pushed into the swamp of prostitution. Married and the mother of a child had gone out of the house in search of her husband, a well-known gambler from East Bangladesh. Then a driver got an opportunity and sold it to Daulatdiya (Bangladesh), the world’s largest sex worker colony under the help of help.
(Symbolic photo) Photo: PTI

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Nodi told, ‘That person tricked me. I got stuck here in her trap. In the business of prostitution, customers came to know him by his first name Nodi. Nodi said that her husband and family had also found her once. But after the stigma of sex worker was not ready to take her along.
(Symbolic photo) 

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

After selling his body for nearly 10 years, he got release from here when he was sold elsewhere. Today 25-year-old Nodi is fighting starvation due to the lockdown caused by Corona virus in Bangladesh.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Noddy said, ‘Today we are in a big crisis due to Corona virus. We have no work. The lockdown came into force in Bangladesh in late March. According to the report of John Hopkins University, there are more than 36,000 cases of corona in the country today, of which more than 500 have died.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Due to the lockdown, trade and transport has come to a complete standstill. The government has closed all brothels and now customers are not allowed to go there. Prostitution got legal right here in the year 2000, but people still see it with bad eyesight

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

‘Our brothel has also been closed.’ Maurizina Begum, executive director of the Bangladeshi charity Mukti Mahila Samiti, said, “No customer from outside is allowed to go here.” Now the sex worker has no other means of earning.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Begum, who was a sex worker herself for a time, said, ‘Her organization, including the government, police, local NGO, is trying to provide all possible help to these women.’ However, many women living in brothels were quoted by CNN as saying that such help was not enough for them.

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Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Today, around 1,500 women are trapped in this 12-acre site. Which is surrounded by slums, narrow streets, small shops and open gutters. Of which, the day and night smells dirty.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Many of these pregnant women have given birth to newborn babies in the brothel. Researchers say that out of about 500 children living here, around 300 are under 6 years of age.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Nodi said, ‘We do not even have food. If all this continues like this, our children will die of hunger. We pray that this virus soon returns to the human world.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Some women have sent their children away from here to a relative or charity shelter, because they do not want their children to be part of such a life. Nodi told that he has an 11-year-old son from whom he has not spoken yet.

Lockdown: Starvation in the largest colony of sex workers!

Noddy’s son now lives in Dhaka with his in-laws. Noddy told that she wants her son to stay away from her and be a good person. Let us know that there are about 1,500 women in Daulatdia, who earn only Rs 150 from the body trade. Earlier around 3,000 people used to come here every day.

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