Discrimination Faced by Sex Workers
A research report on ‘ Community-led Assessment on Access to Key Schemes and Programmes at Belagavi’ was submitted to Deputy Commissioner N Jayaram by Shakthi AIDS Tadegattuva Integrated Rural Development Society (BIRDS) and Centre For Advocacy and Research (CFAR). The study was to assess the access of sex workers to various schemes launched by the government. The study says that out of 700 respondents only 36% are benefiting from the educational schemes, the ratio is very low in case of housing and pension schemes.
Gangavva Teli, a researcher said that under housing and pension schemes more disgrace was faced by the community .The report also requested the government to associate with the representatives of community-based organisations to ensure that the sex workers and their children have better access to programmes. DC N Jayram said that efforts would be made to take into considerations the concerns of sex workers and assured to to look into the recommendations of the report.