CREA research on violence against women in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

A research study on violence against lesbian women, female sex workers, and disabled women in three countries in South Asia—Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The study investigated the hypothesis that women who are outside the mainstream of the South Asian society suffer high rates of violence and are often unable to seek and receive protection from State agencies.

Rapidly Changing Conditions in the Brothels of Bangladesh: Impact on HIV/STD

A journal article by Carol Jenkins and Habibur Rahman in AIDS Education and Prevention,Volume:14, Issue:3 Supplement Evaluating HIV Prevention Programs, p97-106.

Sex work recognised as a legal occupation in Bangladesh

This is a story by Anbarasan Ethirajan which was featured on the BBC News website on the 17 August 2010.

Crossing boundaries: Bangladeshi sex workers in Calcutta

An article by Malini Sur of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam published in the IIAS Newsletter.

Taking the Pledge

A short film by the International Network of Sex Work Projects. Taking the Pledge features sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more. They describe the problems created by the 'anti-prostitution pledge' required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds. In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Watch in full-screen mode to read the subtitles.


Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights

A report by Crago A-L published by the Open Society Institute. The publication highlights the creative ways in which sex workers in eight countries have organized to defend their human rights and health

Beyond Boundaries: A Critical Look at Women Labour Migration

The research aimed to document women labour migration and occurrences of trafficking. In Bangladesh, six sites where women were known to migrate out of country were selected for research. Outside Bangladesh, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kuwait were visited.

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