Male escort service in mumbai photojournalist Hazel Thompson has spent the last decade documenting the lives of girls trafficked into India's thriving sex industry. She spoke to Atish Patel about her experiences.
Guddi was only 11 years old when her family was persuaded by a neighbour to send her to the city of Mumbai hundreds of miles away from her poverty-stricken village in the eastern state of West Bengal. Trafficked by her neighbour, she arrived at a brothel. She was raped by a customer and spent the next three newcastle escort in hospital.
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Guddi's sad escorts in northumberland harrowing story is similar to many of the estimated 20, sex workers in Kamathipura, established over years ago during colonial rule as one of Mumbai's "comfort zones" for British soldiers. Ms Thompson's journey into Kamathipura started in when she travelled there to photograph children born into the sex trade. The result is her new, interactive ebook, Taken.
Mumbai's oldest and largest red light district is a maze of around 14 dingy, cramped lanes overlooked by gleaming, new skyscrapers - independent escorts indiana of India's recent economic prosperity that has lifted millions out of escorts in park city grand prairie. Throughout the s, the British military established and maintained brothels for its troops to use across India.
The girls, many in their early teens from poor, rural Indian families, were recruited and paid directly by the military, which also set their prices. Bythere were eight neighbourhoods in Mumbai which were home to more than prostitutes.
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Almost 60 years later, there were only two, with Kamathipura being the largest. To protect the women from violent customers, police introduced bars to the windows and doors of brothels in the s. These "cages" still exist today and some women continue to work and live in the same brothels constructed by the British.
The year-old photographer was melissa lynn escort to gain access to this secret world after reaching out to Bombay Teen Challenge, a charity consisting of former sex workers and pimps who for more than 20 years have been rescuing and rehabilitating women working in Kamathipura.
Entering the brothels initially under the guise of an aid worker, she shot images discreetly from the back of vehicles, the roofs of buildings and under her scarf. I would escorte dk a few days and attention would build up so I would leave," she said.
In the company of women
She felt constantly on edge every time she went into the district, reaching a tipping point in when she was manhandled by a gangster while she interacted with a prostitute. Ms Thompson's ebook, which uses adult personals pireas, images and videos to get a sense of what life is like in Kamathipura, also includes stories from women who managed to escape from a situation she describes as "modern-day slavery".
Lata, for example, was tricked and trafficked by her boyfriend at the age of 16, when she was drugged and taken to Mumbai from the southern state of Karnataka. But years later, with the help of Bombay Teen Challenge, she was reunited with her family and now sex personals miami florida new in a rehabilitation home run by the charity.
Every woman I've met has been trafficked or born there," Ms Thompson said.
Escort girl albania British photojournalist is also launching a campaign with the UK-based Jubilee Charity calling for India and other countries to criminalise the purchase of sex. In April, the Indian government amended the law to broaden the types of crimes considered to be a trafficking offence and established harsher sentences for traffickers.
But enforcement of anti-trafficking gumtree personals perth remains a problem, as does official complicity, according to the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report Teaching Indian sex workers to spot fake currency. India sex workers demand rights.
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