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ISSN: 2690-5752

Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences

Short Communication(ISSN: 2690-5752)

Plight of Sex Workers in the Time of Pandemic in India Volume 5 - Issue 4

Skylab Sahu*

  • Miranda House, University of Delhi, India

Received:October 21, 2021;   Published: November 05, 2021

Corresponding author: Skylab Sahu, Miranda House, University of Delhi, India

DOI: 10.32474/JAAS.2021.05.000220


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The sex work, often treated as an invisible community, has been a very old profession in the Indian society. The community started facing stigma and discrimination in colonial period. Here, we delineates the condition of sex workers in the times of pandemics such as HIV/AIDS and most importantly during the COVID 19. It discusses various challenges faced by sex workers, coping mechanism adopted by a few sex workers including means of survival and help from various governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Abstract| Introduction| Sex Workers in the Post Independence Era in India| Sex Workers and their Vulnerabilities to Pandemic| The Indian State and the Sex Workers| References|