Support Rehabilitation of Sex Workers in Bangladesh

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Donation Total: $525.00 One Time

Sex workers in Bangladesh are ostracized from society and trapped in lives of abuse and coercion. Their children are denied an education, and when they grow up are often forced to enter sex work or crime to survive. In Chittagong, a seaside community that is the center of Bangladesh’s sex tourism trade, a local organization called PARC is one of the few places where these women can turn for support, including access to health services and education.

ConnectHER is teaming up with PARC in a pilot project to help women transition out of sex work and make a better life for their children. Your donations will ensure that the transition is successful by providing consistent basic support for a woman and her family’s needs during a three-month transition period. After that time, PARC will document the results of this pilot project and disseminate evidence-based results. If the intervention proves successful, PARC and ConnectHER will support more of Chittagong’s estimated 2,000 sex workers to make a better life for themselves and their children.

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