Day: Four

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Day Four features a photograph by Rushda Mohinudeen.

Each year young women and even younger girls from distant villages are coaxed to Colombo with false promises of well paying jobs. When they reach Colombo however, they’re are forced into the sex worker trade.

It’s involuntary. It’s illegal. It’s against fundamental human rights.

Watch this blog for the next 12 days. We’ll be posting a featured photograph each day till 10 December as part of WMC campaign against GBV.

For more information about this campaign click here

Rushda Mohinudeen is a member of the steering committee of Beyond Borders. She heads ReachOut (a women’s rights group), works at an advertising agency and enjoys calling people koonjis. More of her photography can be found here.


About Meg

Journalist, photographer, caricaturist and small-fry activist

Posted on 11/28/2011, in Gender Based Violence, Images, Media, Sex - Sexuality - Gender, Sri Lanka, Youth-Culture-Society and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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