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In Kamathipura's lanes, legalisation of prostitution seems like a faraway debate

Jun 12, 2016

In Kamathipura's lanes, legalisation of prostitution seems like a faraway debate

The narrow lanes of Kamathipura, Mumbai's red light district, seem a long distance away from the debate on legalisation of prostitution raging elsewhere #Prostitution #Amnesty International #Jimmy Carter #Legalising prostitution in India #FWeekend #Kamathipura #legalising prostitution #decriminalising sex work #red light districts
Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

May 23, 2016

Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say. #NewsTracker #Prostitution #Maharashtra #Hunger #Drought #child marriage #Latur #Marathwada drought #National Dalit Watch #Dalit women
France bans paying for sex: Clients seeking prostitutes will be punished

Apr 08, 2016

France bans paying for sex: Clients seeking prostitutes will be punished

The legislation, which passed 64-12 in the parliament's lower house, the National Assembly, makes French law one of the toughest against sex buyers in Europe. #France #NewsTracker #Germany #Paris #Prostitution
Number of women being trafficked from Bangladesh into Mumbai brothels is rising, says NGO

Apr 01, 2016

Number of women being trafficked from Bangladesh into Mumbai brothels is rising, says NGO

The number of women being trafficked from Bangladesh into Mumbai brothels is rising as part of greater migration from India's eastern neighbour, and police and social groups need to do more to rescue and repatriate them, a charity said on Thursday. #Human trafficking #Charity #Bangladesh #didyouknow #West Bengal #Mumbai #Prostitution #NGO #Kamathipura #UNODC #Prerana
Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Mar 17, 2016

Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Set against the banning of dance bars by the Maharashtra Government ten years ago, the Supreme Court in a recent landmark verdict has directed the police to issue licenses to the dance bars from 15 March, 2016. The fundamental right to livelihood enshrined under the Indian Constitution has been reaffirmed by the Apex Court and in what appears to be a morality versus livelihood debate, livelihood has won #TheLongView #Supreme Court #Law #Prostitution #Maharashtra #Sexuality #dance bars #Desire #Apex Court #Sex work #Dance bar licenses #Right to Livelihood
Sex in the city: Murder of Uzbek national exposes thriving sex racket in Delhi

Nov 24, 2015

Sex in the city: Murder of Uzbek national exposes thriving sex racket in Delhi

Firstpost sought to get firsthand knowledge from the people directly involved in the sex racket in Delhi. #New Delhi #ConnectTheDots #Delhi Police #Prostitution #Sex racket #Escorts #Flesh trade
Amnesty International votes in favor of decriminalising sex trade

Aug 12, 2015

Amnesty International votes in favor of decriminalising sex trade

Amnesty International on Tuesday voted in favour of adopting a policy supporting the decriminalisation of prostitution in the face of intense criticism over the highly controversial move. #World #NewsTracker #Prostitution #Amnesty International #Human Rights #sex workers #Legalize prostitution
Shocker: Teenager from Vadodara prostitutes herself to buy expensive smartphone

May 28, 2015

Shocker: Teenager from Vadodara prostitutes herself to buy expensive smartphone

In order to own expensive gadgets that her friends carried but she could not afford, the Vadodara based teenager would book clients through a secret secondary phone #India #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Prostitution #News #Gadgets #smart phone #Anand #Vadodara #teenager
Women rights group protest move to 'legalise' prostitution

May 26, 2015

Women rights group protest move to 'legalise' prostitution

Women rights groups from across the country on Tuesday joined hands to oppose tooth and nail any move to 'legalise' prostitution. #India #United Nations #Prostitution #AIDWA #National Women's Commission #UN AIDS
No question of legalising prostitution in India: Centre

Feb 27, 2015

No question of legalising prostitution in India: Centre

There is no proposal to legalise prostitution in the country, the Union government on Friday informed Parliament. #India #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Prostitution #parliament #Maneka Gandhi #NCPCR