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
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
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
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
Sex workers can be government partners in the fight against human trafficking — but only if they are not its targets.
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
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
"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
The women and child development minister of Karnataka has instructed officials to henceforth refer to all sex workers as “damanitra mahila”.
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
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 — 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?
Amazon, Microsoft and other tech firm employees in Seattle found to be purchasing services from trafficked sex workers, reveals Newsweek investigation
Amazon said, the company will immediately investigate and take appropriate action up to and including termination.
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
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
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
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
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
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.