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No more sex worker, call them sexually exploited

  • CM announces ₹ 733 crores for the welfare of sex workers
  • Sex Workers study committee submits its report to CM.
  • The report recommends ₹ 5000 monthly pension to HIV infected people.
No more sex worker call them sexually exploited
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Actor cum MLC Dr. Jayamala, has submitted the report of sex workers study committee to the government on Monday, February 13. She is the chairman of the committee.

 

In the report the committee has suggested the government the rehabilitation and distribution of Antyodaya ration cards to HIV infected patients. The committee has also urged the government to take strict action to prevent human trafficking.

 

The committee has prepared its report objectively, obtaining information from sex workers of 179 taluks from across all the 30 districts of the state. The committee has appealed the government to release ₹ 733 crores for the implementation of its suggestions.

The committee had sent 17600 questionnaires to all the parts of the state and had obtained 11300 responses. It has met more than 3000 sex workers individually and obtained details from them.

“There is an example of such a study in Uganda where the committee had met 2500 people who are the victims of sex assault and prepared its report. Now this report of Karnataka government, which is more comprehensive and massive, has exceeded this record by communicating more than 3000 thousand people” – Jayamala, Chairman of the committee

The committee has put a time limit of 5 years for the implementation of its suggestions. Jayamala told that CM Siddaramaiah appreciated the endeavour of the committee and responded positively for its recommendations.

Suggestions of the committee:

  • The committee has urged a ban on the word ‘sex worker’, asking it to be amended to ‘sexually exploited’.
  • Separate contingency for the welfare of sexually exploited community.
  • Free education and special reservation for victim’s children.
  • Health insurance for 3 lakh people who are being exploited.
  • ₹ 30 crore grants for higher education of sexually exploited community.
  • ₹ 5000 monthly pension to HIV infected people.
  • Ban on brothel in order to prevent human trafficking and severe punishment to pimps.

 

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