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Known internationally as one of the largest sex worker co-operatives in India, the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee has been campaigning to gain such rights for over two decades.Durbar programme director Bharati Dey, a former sex worker, summarises the situation for most workers in Sonagachi.This is being done by sending messages to them on their mobile phones.They get messages at specified times to remind them to take their medicines.” A second project just initiated by DMSC surrounds the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa.As the 1997 Manifesto of The First National Conference of Sex Workers claims, ‘even when aware of the necessity of using condoms to prevent disease, an individual may be compelled to jeopardise her health for fear of losing her clients, or may not be in a position to negotiate safer sex under exploitative madams or pimps.’ DMSC Research officer Dr.

I met Suvitha, a sex worker who has been living in Sonagachi for over twenty years, in a tiny room covered in flaky blue paint, attached to a courtyard complex. Nobody wants to help us when we get into trouble.” She sits cross-legged on the dusty floor, occasionally running her fingers through the numerous scars that run along her arms.This activity is punishable by up to six months imprisonment and/or a sizeable fine.Despite this, there are an estimated three million prostitutes in India according to the Ministry of Women and Child Development.The only way to improve the lot of sex workers is to first bring about a change in the social attitudes that confine them.Any form of development, whether monitoring and controlling the spread of HIV, or ensuring that sex workers’ children receive a formal education, must be preceded by widespread recognition of their social, emotional and material needs.“Usually when people find out what I do, they want nothing to do with me or my daughter.” In Bengali, the verb to enter sex work, ‘nama’, is also used to describe falling or descending.The social stigma attached to prostitution is so great that sex workers have been prevented from accessing public sector services, and have children who are denied entry to school.Home to one of the largest red light districts in Asia, the area accommodates an innumerable cohort of at least 10,000 sex workers in a dizzying maze of shoebox rooms and street-side stalls.Even less documented are their children, lovers, , pimps and traffickers.His latest initiative to treat HIV-positive workers focuses on the use of technology to reach more workers.“Our research is on how to increase adherence to anti-retro-viral treatment for HIV positive individuals.