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May 18, 2017
Gujarat High Court ruling opens doors to legal changes, recognise rights of voluntary sex workersThe Gujarat High Court in its latest judgment provided a caveat that in cases where sex work is voluntary Section 370 of the Indian Penal Code would not apply, thus opening the doors to make more sustainable changes in the legal arena for sex workers
May 10, 2017
Gujarat HC criminalises visiting brothels: Ruling could lead to harassment of voluntary sex workers, affect livelihoodAlthough Indian law does not criminalise prostitution, by holding the customers/clients of sex workers liable to punishment under Section 370 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956, the Gujarat High Court has threatened the livelihood of sex workers in brothels
Feb 02, 2017
Women groups say no to prostitution ban: Why viewing India's sex workers as victims needs a reviewThe government and NGOs’ myopic approach to prostitution often portrays the sex worker as a victim as opposed to acknowledging sex workers’ agency and right to livelihood.
Dec 22, 2016
DCW chief Swati Maliwal smells 'conspiracy' in ACB chargesheet against herDelhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal smells a ‘deep conspiracy’ in the chargesheet filed against her by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday, alleging irregularities in recruitment in the commission
Oct 10, 2016
Pakistani actresses Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane condemn terrorism; Mahira replaced in Raees?Mahira Khan on Saturday broke her silence saying that she "condemns any act of terror, no matter which soil it is on".
Sep 28, 2016
X-ray-enabled age test to prevent teenagers getting into prostitution in West BengalA sex workers' organisation is using X-Ray test as a tool to determine the age of the girls who are about to join flesh trade in West Bengal
Sep 05, 2016
British-Indian MP Keith Vaz embroiled in sex scandalKeith Vaz, Britain's longest serving Indian-origin MP, was on Sunday embroiled in a sex scandal and announced that he will "stand aside" as the chair of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Committee after a newspaper claimed he had paid for male prostitutes.
Aug 01, 2016
BSP leaders charged with child sex offences in case filed by family of Dayashankar SinghCharges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act were added against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders.
Jul 24, 2016
Watch: Gudiya documents the trafficking of girls in the holy city of VaranasiThe short documentary 'Gudiya' takes us into the heart of prostitution in the holy city of temples and the Ganges.
Jul 23, 2016
From courtesans to prostitutes: Tracing the devolution of the professionThe nonchalance with which the word ‘prostitute’ is used by our politicians arouses a sense of discomfort at the ignorance pervading our political system.