Sex workers Purnima, 16, right, and Pinky, 16, are seen at brothel, July 7, 2007 in Dorothea, Bangladesh. They have been sex worker for 4 to 5 years. Pinky was born into the brothel. They are best friends.
The majority of the 20,000 to 30,000 female sex workers in Bangladesh are victims of trafficking.
Once they enter the brothel, usually before the age of 12, they are generally in for life because of social stigma and poverty.
Children who are born into brothel have limited opportunity due to a lack of education, social prejudice, and economic difficulty. Some girls have few options but to follow her mother's footstep as a sex worker, passing the orifession on to the next generation.
- Shiho Fukada
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