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  • Indonesia Shuts Down Massive Prostitution Complex

    Indonesia Shuts Down Massive Prostitution Complex

    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.

  • Sex Workers Play Match on FIFA World Cup Sidelines

    Sex Workers Play Match on FIFA World Cup Sidelines

    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: Sex Workers' Kids Face Discrimination, Have No Home

    Mumbai: Sex Workers' Kids Face Discrimination, Have No Home

    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...

  • Nagesh Kukunoor accosted by angry sex workers at Lakshmi screening

    Nagesh Kukunoor accosted by angry sex workers at Lakshmi screening

    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

  • China cracks down on its 'sex capital'

    China cracks down on its 'sex capital'

    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...

  • Typhoon sparks Philippine child trafficking fears: charity

    Typhoon sparks Philippine child trafficking fears: charity

    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: Retired sex workers to get new home with all facilities

    Kolkata: Retired sex workers to get new home with all facilities

    Retired sex workers from Asia's largest red-light district of Kolkata's Sonagachi would soon be rehabilitated in a new home.

  • Could concentrated HIV epidemics make AIDS unbeatable?

    Could concentrated HIV epidemics make AIDS unbeatable?

    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.

  • This Durga Puja, themes of women empowerment in Kolkata

    This Durga Puja, themes of women empowerment in Kolkata

    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

  • Konkana Sen Sharma, Sakshi Tanwar in film on sex workers?

    Konkana Sen Sharma, Sakshi Tanwar in film on sex workers?

    The makers of Kamathipura, a movie on sex workers, are trying to rope in actress Konkana Sen Sharma to play the lead role.

  • Kolkata sex workers' children all set to dribble in Poland

    Kolkata sex workers' children all set to dribble in Poland

    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.

  • Funds hiccup for sex workers' sons turned footballers

    Funds hiccup for sex workers' sons turned footballers

    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 ...

  • Rights group urges China to repeal penalties against sex workers

    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.

  • Sex workers to be disciplined 'MNS-style', warns board

    Sex workers to be disciplined 'MNS-style', warns board

    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...

  • Goa policeman arrested for abusing sex workers

    A policeman was arrested in the Indian resort state of Goa on Monday accused of sexually abusing sex workers, an inspector said.

  • Flesh racket busted, 29 sex workers arrested in Jodhpur

    In a crackdown on those involved in the flesh trade in this city of forts, police arrested 29 sex workers and two pimps yesterday.

  • In Mizoram, sex workers are many, protection little

    In Mizoram, sex workers are many, protection little

    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...

  • Indonesian ran 'online network of 1,800 sex workers'

    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 police close to busting human trafficking racket

    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 ...

  • Denied visa by US, sex workers hold parallel conference in Kolkata

    Denied visa by US, sex workers hold parallel conference in Kolkata

    Hundreds of sex workers from across the world are holding a protest rally in Kolkata today after they were denied visa by the United States to attend an International AIDS conference being held in Washington DC.

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