Sex workers seek support to lead a life of dignity

March 02, 2013 12:00 am | Updated 05:25 am IST - ONGOLE:

Ahead of the International Sex Worker Rights Day on March 3, members of Community Based Organisations(CBOs) on Friday expressed concern over their ‘stigmatisation’ and sought a fair deal from the society.

Hundreds of female sex workers, male sex workers and transgender sex workers at a community government interface programme here on Friday urged the Union and the State governments to provide livelihood support for them to come out of the profession.

''Most of us are continuing our way of life out of compulsion. We look for livelihood support from the government through organisations like the MEPMA and DRDA for income generation activities,” they said at the meet jointly organised by the District AIDS Control and Prevention unit(DACPU), the CARE(India) and the APSACS. They sought allotment of canteens in government offices and hospitals for them.

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