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Dec 01, 2017
In Bengal, 77 percent of trafficked children lured into sex trade with good jobs as bait: ReportSeventy-seven percent of the children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Kolkata are lured into the sex trade with the promise of a good job
Aug 22, 2017
Womens' groups petition NCW, alleges dilution of Section 498A of IPC on domestic violenceA group of women's organisations petitioned National Commission for Women on alleged dilution of Section 498A that deals with domestic violence by SC and the government
Jul 09, 2017
GST ke side effects in Sonagachi: Kolkata's sex workers hit by 12 percent tariff on sanitary padsKolkata: The 12 percent GST on sanitary napkins imposed under the new tax regime has put sex workers of Sonagachi, Asia's largest red light area, in a spot, threatening to put the clock back when they were averse to using the pads.
May 28, 2017
Drought-led migration is making girls prey to trafficking in Andhra Pradesh's Kadiri, pushing town towards HIV/AIDSIn Kadiri, a small town in the drought-affected Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, hundreds of teenage girls left behind by migrant parents fall prey to human traffickers, who force them into flesh trade under the guise of a better life and job
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.