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‘Like any other job’: Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

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Five million sex workers vow to vote en bloc in national elections in effort to have rights acknowledged
Sex workers across India are lobbying candidates in the country’s general election to support their demands for better health and welfare services in return for votes.“We wanted to see which party accepts sex workers as part of the community,” said Kusum (who goes by only one name), president of the All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW), which is coordinating efforts. “Some express support for us behind closed doors, but never in public.” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/may/16/like-any-other-job-indian-sex-workers-lobby-for-pensions-and-healthcare

Author : Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

Publish date : 2019-05-16 04:00:23

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