This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Others are crowded, with many small rooms housing three or more women together. Family life on the streets of Dhaka. Coalition Against Trafficking in Women — Bangladesh,  which comprises 40 organisations, is working on this issue.
Child prostitution is widespread and a serious problem. BBC News. Legality varies with local laws.
Archived from the original on 17 July International criminal gangs conduct some of the trafficking; the border with India is loosely controlled, especially around Jessore and Benapole, which makes illegal border crossings easy. Archived from the original on 4 April
Retrieved 15 September Periodically, the police are instructed to clean up the streets and hundreds of women, sex workers and others, are arrested and placed in vagrancy homes, where their treatment is often abusive. Bangladesh , India , Nepal. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.