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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 14, 2017
Mother's Day in Kamathipura: Women here want their children to be protected from the flesh tradeThe mothers of Kamathipura want to see their children lead healthy and safe lives away from the red light district
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
Mar 06, 2017
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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.
Oct 13, 2016
SC ruling that sex workers can’t cry rape is dictated by morality not legal reasoningThis thinking also leaves sex workers no representation over a criminal law against rape that should apply to them, in spite of what they do for a living.
Apr 07, 2016
Watch: This Imtiaz Ali short film is a masterclass in smart, non-judgmental filmmakingIt's a simple film, with an interesting concept. That's Imtiaz Ali for you, ladies and gents.
Mar 30, 2016
Our demands have not been fulfilled, say unhappy sex workers in West Bengal; want concrete steps this poll seasonAs West Bengal prepares to vote in a few days, sex-workers in the state despair over the unfulfilled promises made to them by political parties in the preceding elections and say they want "concrete" measures this time.
Dec 08, 2015
Maharashtra sex workers survive on one meal a day to donate Rs 1 lakh for Chennai aidSex workers from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect Rs 1 lakh as a donation towards relief work in rain-ravaged Chennai.
Oct 03, 2015
Pilot projects for single-window help to sex workers proves successfulTwo pilot schemes to help sex workers access basic government schemes have worked well, It is time to scale them up.