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Nov 17, 2017
Rohingya camps becoming target for traffickers, young girls being enticed with promises of job, marriage: aid agenciesRohingya refugees are willing to take whatever comes their way — and many have fallen prey to traffickers, according to the aid agencies.
Aug 11, 2017
Gurugram society shames female tenants for inviting men, accuses them of 'supporting prostitution'Women tenants were publicly shamed by the society members of Essel Towers in Gurugram for having male guests over in their flats, citing a rule that disallowed unmarried tenants from inviting people to their flats of the opposite sex.
Jul 31, 2017
Assam floods aftermath: Relief camps turn hunting ground for human traffickers as populace chases false ray of hopeWhile the administration is making efforts on the ground level to curb trafficking, it has a long way to go, given how deeply Assam is in the grip of the syndicate for whom women and children are merely resources to be procured and sold off.
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.