Time to Legalise Prostitution?
Oct 28, 2014
Emily Yahr, The Washington Post | Wednesday November 25, 2015
During the Today interview last week, Sheen framed the situation by saying he was forced to reveal his diagnosis because he was being extorted for $10 million. "What people forget is that's money they are taking from my children," Sheen said. "They think it's just me, but I've got five kids and a granddaughter"
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday November 15, 2015
Over a hundred cyclists, including transgenders and sex workers, pedalled off on Sunday from this eastern metropolis to the Bangladesh border in West Bengal to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the remote areas.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 10, 2015
One of Asia's largest red light districts, Sonagachi will next month roll out an experimental project for providing HIV-preventive medicine to sex workers in what will be the first such initiative in the country.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Following reports of short supply of condoms at GB Road, Delhi Government has directed the Central Procurement Agency (CPA) to urgently procure 4 lakh contraceptive for distribution among the sex workers residing in the red light area.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 12, 2015
Dutch activist Saskia Wieringa, known for her work on women's same-sex relations and women's empowerment, today described the state of widows and sex workers in India as "problematic".
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 4, 2015
The Calcutta High Court today allowed sex workers of Sonagachi, considered Asia's largest red light area, to take on rent a community hall for organising their Durga Puja.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 26, 2015
Sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi, considered Asia's largest red light area, will launch an awareness campaign against drug use among customers.
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.
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 wrongdoing.
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 countries are participating.