3 Nov 2018

Diana Noonan - The children of Daulatdia brothel

From Saturday Morning, 8:12 am on 3 November 2018

NZ children's writer Diana Noonan says Daulatdia, in Bangladesh, is no ordinary slum. Inside this purpose-built brothel, one of the largest in the world, she says you are as far from joy as it is possible to imagine as the 2000 unwilling sex workers exist in a living hell of violence, drug addiction, disease and despair. Their children live there too, but most of them spend their days at what Noonan describes as some of the best schools in the world - catering for mums and babies, pre-schoolers to adolescents - supported by Save the Children NZ. Noonan recently volunteered for Save the Children at Daulatdia.