The spatial geography of Budhwar Peth houses over 2100 sex-workers, where, more than 1000 workers come her for business and return home. Most women, who one spoke to, ended up in this profession as a result of coercion, financial distress, and/or trafficking. Those who chose the vocation voluntarily, did so, as they were trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, unemployment, helplessness, (drug) addiction. Many women started work at a young age with the hope of rescuing themselves from the entrapments of forced labor one day. This special issue dives into the various nuances and adversities of sex work and its social and economic implications.