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Prostitutes and their environment in Narayanganj, Bangladesh

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Society in Bangladesh has specific gender roles with strong values and norms in which women are controlled and protected by men. Certain deviations degrade the women socially and trap them into prostitution. This paper investigates the situation of prostitutes in Bangladesh through analysis of the environment at their place of origin that instigated them into the present situation. The paper describes the present environment of the prostitutes in Narayanganj, identifies their spatial connectivity through determining their activity space and sphere of influence and makes some brief remarks about the old age situation of these prostitutes.
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Keywords: HIV; Prostitutes

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. E-mail: [email protected] 2: Former student at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. E-mail: [email protected]

Publication date: 1999-04-01

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