IT is time the Community Development, Youth and Religion Department start looking into issues faced by prostitutes and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.
These two groups of people continue to be the victims of horrific violence and no one cares.
The story of sex workers pleading for help after one of them was gang-raped and beaten nearly to death is only one aspect of the problem.
Secretary Anna Bais keeps preaching about ending all forms of violence and keeps telling the media that she is against all forms of violence and that should be shown in action.
Prostitutes and the members of LGBTQ community are human too, they are just like you and I.
The department should also know that they are not in that office to beatify it, or to be praised.
I know the issue is a sensitive topic given the number of hypocritical Christians we have in this country, but even if it makes the office look bad, we should practise what we preach and show empathy and love to people in our community regardless of their sex preference or job.
They are first and foremost human beings and persons!