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May 09, 2019
Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency: In Delhi's GB Road, democracy fails to light up dark lives of sex workersThere is no change in the lives of nearly 1,850 sex workers of Garstin Bastion (GB) Road – renamed as Swami Shraddhanand Marg – part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, one of the seven constituencies of Delhi.
Apr 12, 2019
From Durban To Tomorrow: Dylan Mohan Gray's documentary opens up conversations around health as a human rightFrom Durban To Tomorrow, features 5 formidable voices from 5 different countries talking about their journeys in their fight for human rights in health.
Dec 23, 2018
Morari Bapu draws flak for inviting 200 Mumbai sex workers to Ayodhya; Hindu leaders say temple town made impiousSex workers from Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai, were personally invited by Morari Bapu for the religious discourse. Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the "pious town of Ayodhya".
Dec 17, 2018
India's anti-trafficking bill could be made stronger by looking to local systems that help prevent forced prostitutionSex workers can be government partners in the fight against human trafficking — but only if they are not its targets.
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
Jul 19, 2018
Anti-trafficking bill not a rights-positive legislation, may further marginalise sex workers, trans people, childrenThe Anti-Trafficking Bill conflates trafficking with sex work, and therefore, impacts consenting adult sex workers, marginalising them further.
Jul 06, 2018
Retired SC judge Santosh Hegde approves of legalising prostitution and gambling; says vices can't be abolished by state"It (prostitution) has become a regular profession now. It should be legalised and people (engaged in prostitution) should be licensed. Then alone there will be control over the system", Hegde said.
Jun 22, 2018
Karnataka minister asks sex workers to be termed 'oppressed women': Oppression can't be defined by classThe women and child development minister of Karnataka has instructed officials to henceforth refer to all sex workers as “damanitra mahila”.
Mar 08, 2018
In Andhra Pradesh, residential schools emerge as a boon for daughters of sex workers fearing abuseDaughters of numerous sex workers in Andhra Pradesh are escaping abusive surroundings by enrolling themselves in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas.
Jan 19, 2018
Andhra Pradesh may criminalise 'sex buying': Proposed law will skew balance of power against sex workersOn the face of it, criminalising buying sex may sound like a good plan. But some sex workers’ rights activists working on the ground are extremely angry and concerned.