Time to Legalise Prostitution?
Oct 28, 2014
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 u...
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 21, 2015
China's working-age population continued to fall in 2014, the government said on Tuesday, as Beijing struggles to address a spiralling demographic challenge made worse by its one-child policy.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) which has succeeded in imparting education to jail inmates has now reached the infamous lanes of the red light area in Nagpur.
Kolkata News | Agencies | Sunday August 17, 2014
Sex workers in Sonagachi, Kolkata's largest red light area, have been asked not to entertain customers from Africa, who are regular visitors to the place, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday June 18, 2014
Officials have officially shut a massive prostitution complex in Indonesia's second-largest city amid protests by sex workers, who said their livelihoods were being destroyed.
Sunday June 15, 2014
Brazilian sex workers, dressed in the green and yellow uniforms of their national team, played a football match to raise awareness about sex workers' rights.
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...
Sonal Gera | Monday March 24, 2014
At a special screening of Nagesh Kukunoor's Lakshmi for sex workers held at the centre of a red-light area, the filmmaker was accosted by a group of extremely overwrought sex workers
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday February 11, 2014
A state TV expose on prostitution in China's "sex capital" and an ensuing, much-publicized police crackdown has drawn criticism from the public, who expressed sympathy for the sex workers and suggested that authorities target other kinds of wrongdoin...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 11, 2014
A UK-based children's charity has asked the Philippines to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, an aid official said on Saturday.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 23, 2013
Retired sex workers from Asia's largest red-light district of Kolkata's Sonagachi would soon be rehabilitated in a new home.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 7, 2013
HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalised groups such as sex workers, drug users and gay men, and could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if attitudes do not change, a U.N. expert said.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 10, 2013
Sex workers adorning weapons and ornaments to Goddess Durga idol for the first time at Sonagachi (Red light area) on the occasion of Durga puja, in Kolkata
Alpan Saxena | Sunday September 1, 2013
The makers of Kamathipura, a movie on sex workers, are trying to rope in actress Konkana Sen Sharma to play the lead role.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 23, 2013
Five years of rigorous training and the much-needed motivation have borne fruit for two 18-year-olds who will represent India in the Homeless World Cup.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday June 21, 2013
Two young boys from Kolkata are headed for Poland in August to play football. That would be pretty routine but for the fact that they are going as part of the Indian team to play the Homeless World Cup championship in which homeless children from 64 ...
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 14, 2013
China should remove criminal and administrative penalties against sex workers which often lead to serious police abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.
Pune News | mid-day.com | Friday February 8, 2013
Taking moral policing up several notches, a first-time woman corporator elected of a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) ticket has decided to 'discipline' sex workers by erecting a flex board in Mandai - the city's oldest vegetable market. The board er...
Cities | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 14, 2013
A policeman was arrested in the Indian resort state of Goa on Monday accused of sexually abusing sex workers, an inspector said.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 16, 2012
In a crackdown on those involved in the flesh trade in this city of forts, police arrested 29 sex workers and two pimps yesterday.
India News | Written by Sutapa Deb, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Saturday December 1, 2012
Sex workers and injecting drug users are high risk groups for HIV infection. In Mizoram, government programmes are focusing on reaching out to them with HIV prevention campaigns. But this is proving to be difficult for there is fear of being identifi...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 5, 2012
An Indonesian woman accused of running an online prostitution ring has denied profiting from a network of nearly 1,800 sex workers, her lawyer said on Monday.
Goa News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 4, 2012
Goa police is working on unearthing an alleged human trafficking racket based on the crucial leads they have received from the girls rescued from two massage parlours in Panaji. Ten girls from Thailand, who were allegedly working as sex workers and ...