Sex Workers News
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.
It's a simple film, with an interesting concept. That's Imtiaz Ali for you, ladies and gents.
Our demands have not been fulfilled, say unhappy sex workers in West Bengal; want concrete steps this poll season
As West Bengal prepares to vote in a few days, sex-workers in the state despair over the unfulfilled promises made to them by political parties in the preceding elections and say they want "concrete" measures this time.
Sex workers from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect Rs 1 lakh as a donation towards relief work in rain-ravaged Chennai.
Two pilot schemes to help sex workers access basic government schemes have worked well, It is time to scale them up.
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who has been involved in many social causes in the past, will soon build a centre that will provide shelter, education, food and healthcare to the daughters of Mumbai’s sex workers.
Amnesty International on Tuesday voted in favour of adopting a policy supporting the decriminalisation of prostitution in the face of intense criticism over the highly controversial move.
Come elections, leaders of all parties make a beeline for infamous prostitutes lane which they would avoid in normal times.