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Feb 06, 2020
Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same webAccording to the statistics of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, 19,223 women and children were trafficked in 2016 alone
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.
Jan 05, 2018
'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?
Jul 09, 2017
GST ke side effects in Sonagachi: Kolkata's sex workers hit by 12 percent tariff on sanitary padsKolkata: 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.
May 14, 2017
Souvid Datta plagiarism row: We need to introspect over more than the doctored imagesThe Souvid Datta plagiarism controversy poses questions about not just what ails photojournalism, but also us — a society desensitised to disturbing imagery
May 04, 2017
Photojournalist Souvid Datta admits to plagiarising Mary Ellen Mark's work for Sonagachi seriesA figure in one of Souvid Datta's photographs is strikingly similar to one of the subjects in Mary Ellen Mark's photographs.
Sep 28, 2016
X-ray-enabled age test to prevent teenagers getting into prostitution in West BengalA sex workers' organisation is using X-Ray test as a tool to determine the age of the girls who are about to join flesh trade in West Bengal
Jul 25, 2016
Eight Indian boys from Asia’s largest red light district head to international football tournamentYouth football player Yakub Ali swells with pride at the idea of putting a smile on his mother's face back in Asia's biggest red light district.
Dec 23, 2013
Mamata govt to build shelter for retired sex workersRetired sex workers from Asia's largest red-light district of Kolkata's Sonagachi, who are forced to live a life of penury after falling out of favour with customers because of advanced age, would soon be rehabilitated in a new home.