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An Ethnographic Study on Women in Prostitution in Bihar


  • Nina Srivastava



The study tries to focus on the violation of human rights that occur in prostitution. It holds that it is the responsibility of the state to protect these human rights and address the fundamental structural causes of this trade. The study also looked into the complementary role of NGOs, civil society, family. Interviews with 55 female sex-workers in the Chaturbhuj Sthan area of Muzaffarpur (one of the biggest red light area of Bihar), has been done. [Paper presented at the Forum 9 conference].

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  • Nina Srivastava, 2008. "An Ethnographic Study on Women in Prostitution in Bihar," Working Papers id:1699, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:1699
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    ethnographic study; HIV/AIDS; health care; prostitution; Bihar; India; NGOs; human rights; civil society; family; female; prostitution; sex-workers; red light area; trade; interviews;

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