Voices from the Edge

Justice, Agency and the Plight of Floating Sex Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh

By Reazul Haque

This book carries evidence of the plight and exploitation of floating sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The book contains an in-depth account of injustices that these workers experience due to lacking agency, and it instigates the debate whether prostitution is a form of work or exploitation. It examines the effectiveness of various socio-economic development programs that improve the socio-economic status of these floating sex workers, carried out by both national and international development actors. Additionally, the book looks at policy implications towards ensuring floating sex workers' entitlements, capabilities, and human rights. (Series: Spectrum. Berliner Series to Society, Economy and Politics in Developing Countries / Spektrum. Berliner Reihe zu Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik in Entwicklungslandern - Vol. 111) [Subject: Sociology, Asian Studies]

Publication Date: 7/13/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906373