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Delhi Election 2020: Ballimaran and Matia Mahal, Asia's biggest hub for tools and machine parts, remain awash in trash, neglect and crime
Politics

Delhi Election 2020: Ballimaran and Matia Mahal, Asia's biggest hub for tools and machine parts, remain awash in trash, neglect and crime

Political apathy and neglect over decades rendered this revenue-generating district of GB Road into an undeveloped area.

Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency: In Delhi's GB Road, democracy fails to light up dark lives of sex workers
Politics

Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency: In Delhi's GB Road, democracy fails to light up dark lives of sex workers

There 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.

From Durban To Tomorrow: Dylan Mohan Gray's documentary opens up conversations around health as a human right
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From Durban To Tomorrow: Dylan Mohan Gray's documentary opens up conversations around health as a human right

From Durban To Tomorrow, features 5 formidable voices from 5 different countries talking about their journeys in their fight for human rights in health.

Morari Bapu draws flak for inviting 200 Mumbai sex workers to Ayodhya; Hindu leaders say temple town made impious
India

Morari Bapu draws flak for inviting 200 Mumbai sex workers to Ayodhya; Hindu leaders say temple town made impious

Sex 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".

India's anti-trafficking bill could be made stronger by looking to local systems that help prevent forced prostitution
India

India's anti-trafficking bill could be made stronger by looking to local systems that help prevent forced prostitution

Sex workers can be government partners in the fight against human trafficking — but only if they are not its targets.

World AIDS Day 2018: A new book speaks of HIV positive sex workers, their fight for agency
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World AIDS Day 2018: A new book speaks of HIV positive sex workers, their fight for agency

Ashok 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

Anti-trafficking bill not a rights-positive legislation, may further marginalise sex workers, trans people, children
India

Anti-trafficking bill not a rights-positive legislation, may further marginalise sex workers, trans people, children

The Anti-Trafficking Bill conflates trafficking with sex work, and therefore, impacts consenting adult sex workers, marginalising them further.

Retired SC judge Santosh Hegde approves of legalising prostitution and gambling; says vices can't be abolished by state
India

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.

Karnataka minister asks sex workers to be termed 'oppressed women': Oppression can't be defined by class
India

Karnataka minister asks sex workers to be termed 'oppressed women': Oppression can't be defined by class

The women and child development minister of Karnataka has instructed officials to henceforth refer to all sex workers as “damanitra mahila”.

In Andhra Pradesh, residential schools emerge as a boon for daughters of sex workers fearing abuse
India

In Andhra Pradesh, residential schools emerge as a boon for daughters of sex workers fearing abuse

Daughters of numerous sex workers in Andhra Pradesh are escaping abusive surroundings by enrolling themselves in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas.

Andhra Pradesh may criminalise 'sex buying': Proposed law will skew balance of power against sex workers
India

Andhra Pradesh may criminalise 'sex buying': Proposed law will skew balance of power against sex workers

On 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.

'Muktir Alo' aimed to economically liberate the women of Sonagachi. Did it succeed?
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'Muktir Alo' aimed to economically liberate the women of Sonagachi. Did it succeed?

Muktir Alo — launched with great optimism in 2016 — was supposed to provide the women of Sonagachi, Asia's largest red-light district, an alternative career in the film/TV industry. Nearly two years later, what has it achieved?

In Bengal, 77 percent of trafficked children lured into sex trade with good jobs as bait: Report
India

In Bengal, 77 percent of trafficked children lured into sex trade with good jobs as bait: Report

Seventy-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

GST ke side effects in Sonagachi: Kolkata's sex workers hit by 12 percent tariff on sanitary pads
India

GST ke side effects in Sonagachi: Kolkata's sex workers hit by 12 percent tariff on sanitary pads

Kolkata: 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.

Drought-led migration is making girls prey to trafficking in Andhra Pradesh's Kadiri, pushing town towards HIV/AIDS
India

Drought-led migration is making girls prey to trafficking in Andhra Pradesh's Kadiri, pushing town towards HIV/AIDS

In 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

Gujarat High Court ruling opens doors to legal changes, recognise rights of voluntary sex workers
India

Gujarat High Court ruling opens doors to legal changes, recognise rights of voluntary sex workers

The 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

Gujarat HC criminalises visiting brothels: Ruling could lead to harassment of voluntary sex workers, affect livelihood
India

Gujarat HC criminalises visiting brothels: Ruling could lead to harassment of voluntary sex workers, affect livelihood

Although 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

SC ruling that sex workers can’t cry rape is dictated by morality not legal reasoning
India

SC ruling that sex workers can’t cry rape is dictated by morality not legal reasoning

This 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.