Speakers at a meeting yesterday said sex workers and their children in Bangladesh face severe human rights violation in terms of social, economic, political and legal liberties.
Sex workers are also discriminated against when it comes to healthcare, and as a result, HIV prevention and other treatments for them are also interrupted, speakers observed.
They were speaking at a national advocacy meeting arranged by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Light House, in association with Save the Children in Dhaka.
Chairing the meeting NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Haque said the commission will continue its effort for sex workers' wellbeing.
At the meeting, sex workers alleged that they are harassed and their children abused. Even after death, they are deprived of proper burial, they added.