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Dec 01, 2018
World AIDS Day 2018: A new book speaks of HIV positive sex workers, their fight for agencyAshok Alexander, the author of the book and founder-director of the organisation Avahan, spent a minimum of four days in the field every week, to understand and build relationships with sex workers
Aug 20, 2018
Winds of change blow in Uttar Pradesh's Nat Purwa village where prostitution is tradition, source of income for familiesWith a population of around 5,000, located 72 km from Lucknow, Nat Purwa in Uttar Pradesh has a long history of prostitution. it is a hereditary occupation, passed down for generations.
Jun 30, 2018
Sex workers move to Switter as Twitter tightens grip over sex traffickingSwitter currently has around 100,000 escorts and allies on its site and continues to grow every month.
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
Apr 12, 2016
Maharashtra green-lights dance bars, but legal problems are far from overOn Monday, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the dance bar bill with certain limitations that restrict dance bars from functioning fully. Here's a look at the history of the bill.
Mar 17, 2016
Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to LivelihoodSet 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
Nov 08, 2014
Moral police, please shut up! NCW is right about legalising prostitutionThe proposal by the National Commission for Women (NCW) for legalising prostitution is perhaps one of the most progressive reformative steps that Independent India has undertaken.
Nov 03, 2014
NCW is on the right track: We should legalise commercial sex workThe National Commission for Women should go ahead with its tentative proposal to legalise commercial sex work. This is both a practical and liberal approach to the issue.
Sep 22, 2014
Legitimate profession or social evil: Vietnam falters while dealing with prostitutionFor Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world's oldest profession.