According to Chimwemwe Kaonga, Youth Commissioner for the National Aids Commission (NAC), unofficial red light streets have popped up within the country's business district of Blantyre, with women queuing for hours to earn a living."I did a spot check during one of the evenings in our township.
Despite sex work being illegal in the southern African country, those who engage in prostitution have exercised their rights in recent times, with a Malawian court having ruled in their favour over a dispute last year.
According to a News24 report, sex workers from the southern city of Mwanza were rounded up and taken to a government facility for HIV testing without their consent in 2009.
Their test results were also said to have been disclosed in open court.
Following a suit filed by the workers against authorities, the women were awarded damages.
They invade your peripheral vision; they pop up behind your window.
The women wait for you to start staring, and, just when you’re interested, they hit you up for money.
You’ve seen them sitting at their keyboards, wearing barely anything, winking at you, typing to nobody in particular with thin, lethargic arms: bored and conventionally beautiful.
If you think cam girls — those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads — are raking in easy money, you’re right.
If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you’re also right.