Can you see me?: #Bangladesh - Komali [NAME CHANGED] is 17. She left school after the seventh grade to help support her family. A young man took her to a brothel in the village of Bania Shanta, where, initially, she assisted the ‘madam’ with chores. For the last three years, Komali has been a sex worker there. An estimated 350 of Bania Shanta’s 700 residents are sex workers, and the villag...e’s brothels are considered high risk for HIV transmission.

Bangladesh, 2009: © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2583/Noorani

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