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UIDAI had earlier suggested that the Aadhaar card could be issued to sex workers without insisting on proof of identity, subject to their producing a certificate issued by a gazetted Officer of NACO or a gazetted officer of health department
A grandmother was trafficked to Pune and sold to a brothel where she was sexually abused for 14 months
Monochrome Man: Aesthetics over authenticity, and other emotional choices in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai Kathiawadi's costumes do not get care to detail by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a world he claims he knows. They are all broad strokes, everything painted with one massive brush devoid of historical accuracy or authenticity.
First Take | After Gangubai Kathiawadi, tracing the other Fallen Woman in Mandi, Lakshmi, Begum Jaan
Gangubai’s tryst with destiny is a gorgeous metaphor on the ‘Fallen Woman’, a favourite prototype of Hindi cinema since Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa. Except that Gangubai refuses to fall
Gangubai Kathiawadi could give wind to the sails of change in Bollywood’s hackneyed representation of sex workers
Films like Mandi, Dev.D, Begum Jaan, and Anaarkali of Aarah empowered their women with agency. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming Gangubai Kathiawadi could be the latest addition to this formidable list.
The Centre recently launched the scheme 'SMILE: Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise' aimed to provide welfare and rehabilitation to the transgender community
The apex court said the fundamental rights are to be guaranteed to every citizen of the country irrespective of his/her vocation
In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic
Conditions that have always been tough for the women who ply the trade in Mexico City — violence by clients and gangs who prey on prostitutes and shakedowns by corrupt police — got even worse during the pandemic.
An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'During lockdown, migrant sex workers experienced the biggest share of mental stress'
This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.
COVID-19 leaves sex workers more vulnerable; govts must go beyond SC order to ensure ration, expand social security
COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered loopholes in the welfare system especially for marginalised communities like sex workers and it is also a chance to fix them.
A bench of Justice Prithviraj Chavan said that prostitution had not been considered a criminal offence under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction
WAP remains an important, and in some ways familiar, discussion about the appropriate path to women’s liberation.
Sex workers in Kamathipura are desperate to get back to work despite the risks due to COVID-19, purely to end the vicious cycle of hunger and violence
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.