Prostitution and Women in Prostitution. Did you just flinch? It is a very common reflex for anyone. They are the “dirty secret” of our society which we choose to turn ignore by firmly shutting our eyes. One issue that we refuse to acknowledge the existence of. Who cares about a group of nameless, faceless women doing the “dirty work” day after day, night after night? We call them a number of vile names, appreciate an art film made by a popular director and then erase it from our memories.
But for me, there is a group amongst them, a seemingly small group, which is dedicatedly fighting for their cause. These remarkable women are a part of Aastha Parivaar. They have a simple agenda; women in prostitution exist and they deserve to live a life of dignity. I have worked with them for a very short duration and my contribution to the cause has inconsequential, but it is with them that I have had the greatest experiences of my life.