"She described the situation as "lockdown", said the Customers .........."
Not only is the Corona crisis in the country, but the lockdown has also affected many businesses. Due to the lockdown , the situation of the labourers working on Daily wages has worsened. This includes women who are involved in prostitution. All of this led to starvation.
Due to Corona declared 'Lockdown' in the country, but since then they have not had a single customer. In such a situation their income has completely stopped. worker Reshma (name has been changed) from Sex worker business in Pune district of Maharashtra had told her about her problem.
Reshma says- Our business is that we only need to eat every day. Nobody in our house knows that we are working in the Way's business. Everyone thinks we are going to work in the office.
When the government announced the lockdown , everyone at home thought we would get paid even if we didn't go to work. Our children are upset too. They talk every day, when will your salary come? Now how do you tell them that your mother is doing some sort of business? I had to get into this business because I was helpless.
I have to do this to cover the cost of the house. This work has also stopped due to lockdown and now there is no money in the house. reshma talks about her business and says that people are afraid of this toxin, and I think someone will come to us in 6-7 months.
The problem is not only with Reshma , but with many other prostitutes like her who are worried about lack of money these days. Like Reshma , this is the problem of thousand We business professionals. Increasing lockdown signs from above have added to their woes.
According to a report by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Reshma is one of the millions of entrepreneurs in the country. At the same time, according to Human Rights Watch, there are about 20 million businesses in India.
According to a Delhi-based Sex worker women, if the lockdown continues, our family will face starvation. We didn’t have enough time to prepare for the coming days. We have a large population of business people who are present in the country but do not participate in all government assistance schemes.
Thousands of Sex worker women do not get government rations as they do not have ration cards. How many prostitutes working this way are HIV positive and suffering from other ailments but they don't even have the money to go to the hospital.
"To make it possible we will need your support to ensure enough food supplies till the time lockdown is lifted."
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