This International Sex workers day, here’s a look at the inspirational life story of Lata Mane -A sex worker turned award winning social worker. Lata Mane was pushed into prostitution very early in her life and was forced to work in the same for several years. Subsequently, she joined an NGO through which she started working as an educator for sex workers for prevention of AIDS and STD’s. Currently, Lata Mane not only guides sex workers about their sexual health but also operates a self-help group that makes and sells perfumes and jewellery. She was given the Woman Exemplar Award in the Health sector by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).