Saturday, May 02, 2009

Pathetic Life of Sex Workers in Kerala – See these Heart Breaking Videos

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Indiavision, a Malayalam TV channel telecasts some very good programs that really goes deep into the various issues facing the people of Kerala and the program “Vasthavam” is one such. In this episode of “Vasthavam” they explore the life of sex workers in the city of Kochi (Cochin) in Kerala. These videos are so heart breaking with real life stories that can stun anyone.

In the first part of this video there is an interview with one sex worker who is 21 years old now who was initiated into this flesh trade by her own mother at the age of just seven. The sex workers talk about how they get trapped into this profession and how they cannot just come out of it. All these sex workers talk about the harassment they have to face from all quarters – from own families, from clients, from law enforcement agencies and from society as a whole. Watch the first part of it (these video are in Malayalam).

This part of the video talks about the life of prostitutes who have past their prime age with no job and no where to go. Most of them are forced to make the open dwellings as their home as they don’t have any house of their own. They get exploited more during their old days. 

 This part of the video throws some light into the initiatives taken by the various NGOs out there that tries to help these sex workers from exploitation they face from all around.

 

The one thing all these NGOs agree – there are tons of work to be done even to slightly improve the life of these people.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Hari said...

The situation is pathetic, indeed! The society is solely responsible for taking them to the situation where they are now.

I'm not taking sides, but what's wrong in removing the social anathema that's given to prostitutes? They too are human beings by their own right and the living they chose to make, happens to be one of the oldest professions in the world! Only by treating them with respect and by empathetically finding a solution to the multitude of their problems, can their issues be solved!

May 02, 2009 2:53 PM  
Blogger jhanvi said...

Heartbreaking !!!!

May 03, 2009 8:22 AM  
Blogger Rockus said...

Truly heartbreaking. Have seen many prostitutes past their prime making side road there home. Ironically its the road opposite to the court and police station.

May 07, 2009 9:26 AM  

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