Mumbai News | Written by Nikita Niraj Arora, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Saturday May 16, 2015
Residents of Mumbai's Kamathipura, considered Asia's largest red light district, have mounted a campaign to place a curb on the sex trade in the area. Sex workers however have expressed helplessness, even as activists claim the move would only open up the area to property developers.
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh, Edited by Aashna Harjani | Wednesday May 13, 2015
A group of 13 girls from Mumbai's largest red-light area, Kamathipura, will undertake a five city tour to the US beginning May 12 to perform a play, titled Lal Batti.
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday May 31, 2014
Eleven children, who are looked after by the NGO Kranti are battling discrimination and eviction from the housing society they live in. Kranti works on rehabilitating children of sex workers but they have to leave their home of three years by June 10.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Tuesday February 7, 2012
It can't get more global. Three Americans climbing a mountain in Africa to help sex workers of Kamathipura in Mumbai.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday October 19, 2011
An unsuspecting woman on the verge of being thrust head-long into a life of prostitution found unexpected and unlikely saviours in the form of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Mumbai's oldest red-light area, Kamathipura. Their presence of mind and compassion resulted in the arrest of a human trafficker, who was trying to sell off his new bride to a ...
Pune News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 27, 2011
An HIV positive sex worker, sentenced to seven years imprisonment for running a brothel in Pune and procuring girls for prostitution, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court on humanitarian ground.A bench of Justices HS Bedi and CK Prasad released the HIV positive sex worker on bail for six months on a plea made by her counsel Gurdeep Singh, who...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday December 1, 2010
Workers coming to Mumbai will be counselled on fidelity and safe sex at railway stations and bus depots in their home states.This year, the government-run Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) has decided to take the 'source at destination' approach wherein their staffers, in co-ordination with local NGOs, will counsel migrant workers prepar...
Cities | mid-day.com | Monday May 31, 2010
Residential buildings and bungalows on upmarket Carter Road and Nargis Dutt Road in Bandra in Mumbai, including those of some Bollywood stars, have a never-seen-before kind of poster adorning their walls. These posters -- simple printouts on white paper -- advertise 'companions for lonely middle-aged women' for Rs 5,000 per hour.