The Madam of the Brothel (Excerpt from 'Sex Slaves of Bangladesh')

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Bangladesh is one of the few Muslim nations where prostitution is legal, and the country’s largest brothel is called Daulatdia, where more than 1,500 women and girls sell sex to thousands of men every day.

Daulatdia is infamous for drug abuse and underage prostitution, and many of its sex workers are victims of sexual slavery who were trafficked into the area and sold to a pimp or a madam. They are forced to work off the fee that was paid for them, a debt that takes years to clear because they receive as little as a dollar for sex.

VICE News visited the notorious Bangladeshi brothel — where human trafficking, underage prostitution, and drugs are commonplace — and met the traffickers and the trafficked, as well as the clientele.

In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid meets a madam of one of Bangladesh’s biggest brothels and discovers the rampant abuse of steroids, which is often used to make underage sex workers appear older than than are.

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37 thoughts on “The Madam of the Brothel (Excerpt from 'Sex Slaves of Bangladesh')

  1. Because of the financial turmoil,
    The prostitutes are being forced,
    There is no alternative to them,
    Who will take responsibility for them,
    The reality is that their responsibility is to the state

  2. এটা কোন জায়গা আমাদেরকে একটু বলবে আমার আর একটু যেতে চাই ওখানে গিয়ে ঘুরে আসতে চাই অবশ্যই জানাবে

  3. Koi BHI yaha aisahi,hai Galat kam se nikalkar shadi karna chahta,mai Maharashtra se mo 9665282010,mel liyakatkhan pathan barth selri 20.000.sar.Phale.patnika.3 3sal pahale dehant hua bache nahi akela hai press ripotar hu phone karna

  4. That woman was clearly afraid but she also has clearly been trained to react the way she does… she’s clearly a prisoner. A sex trafficking victim.. y was nothing done to help her!!!???????

  5. If men stop going to brothels..nd control their sexual desires mentally a little..many womes lives will be saved..bcoz stpng the corruptn nd business is nt wll go on nd on yillhe demnd is if the demnd fls ..the business wll fall

  6. Why is that "madam" doing this to other women when she is a woman herself such a disgrace SMH. I don't believe that their "madam" is kind to them I can see through her eyes what she really wants to say i don't Know they must be forced to this type of thing

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