Sex Workers


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  • This Durga Puja, Kolkata Sex Workers Have Their Own Pratima, Pandal

    This Durga Puja, Kolkata Sex Workers Have Their Own <i>Pratima, Pandal</i>

    Five years after sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi organised their first Durga Puja, it's going to be a grand celebration this time. A large pandal has been erected and they have collected about Rs 4 lakh to celebrate the only puja for sex workers in Kolkata.

  • Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Mumbai: On a workday morning in her one-room apartment on Mumbai’s outskirts, Sonika packed her lunch box, got dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, ate a sago snack for breakfast and took a hurried selfie before rushing to catch the 8.45 am bus to work. Her morning routine seems little different to that of other working girls. But Sonika, 19,...

  • Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    The booming spa and massage parlour business in India has led to increasing demand for women from Thailand, many of whom are being duped and trafficked into slavery in the country’s sex industry, police, diplomats and activists said today. At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts ...

  • Sex Workers In Kolkata's Sonagachi Hit By GST On Sanitary Pads

    Kolkata: The 12 per cent 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. It was after a sustained awareness campaign about health and hygiene that the sex workers had started using the san...

  • Fearing Stigma, Sex Workers Ignore Health Of Their Children, Finds Study

    Mumbai: Sex workers in India often give birth in their brothels then ignore the health needs of their growing children for fear of meeting prejudice in the medical system, new research shows. The study interviewed tens of prostitutes servicing in Pune. It found the women were well aware of the risks they faced from sexually transmitted diseases b...

  • Fewer Child Sex Workers In Mumbai Brothels, Underground Trade Still A Concern: Study

    Fewer Child Sex Workers In Mumbai Brothels, Underground Trade Still A Concern: Study

    Mumbai: The number of children trafficked for sex in the red light districts of Mumbai has dropped sharply, activists said, as they raised concerns over the trade shifting underground to private lodges and residences. A study by the non-governmental International Justice Mission (IJM), Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Mumbai, mapped n...

  • As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    Mumbai: Sex workers in Mumbai’s red light district are being lured and even forced to sell their babies, campaigners say, sparking fears that traffickers are looking for new ways to buy children in response to tighter adoption rules. The anti-trafficking charity Prerana – which runs a night shelter for the children of sex workers – has record...

  • Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

    Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

    Sex workers protested in central Paris on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of a French law which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex.

  • ‘Sex Work Is Work’: Activists Observe Sex Workers’ Rights Day In Kolkata

    ‘Sex Work Is Work’: Activists Observe Sex Workers’ Rights Day In Kolkata

    March 3, has been named by sex worker rights activists as a day to recognise sex worker rights as human rights. With banners saying, “sex work is work”, the activists demanded inclusion, dignity and protection of their occupational and human rights. Here are the glimpses from the rally organised in Kolkata: (Photo Credit: AFP) The rally was org...

  • Naliya Gangrape: BJP Refutes Congress' Allegations Of Sex Racket

    Naliya Gangrape: BJP Refutes Congress' Allegations Of Sex Racket

    Days after five people, including three BJP workers, were arrested in connection with an alleged gangrape of a married woman in Kutch's Naliya town, the identity card of the woman has gone viral, which has led to an open political battle in Gujarat.

  • Iran Official Calls For Sterilisation For Sex Workers

    Iran Official Calls For Sterilisation For Sex Workers

    Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be "convinced" to undergo sterilisation to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday.

  • BJP-BJD Workers Clash During Bhubaneswar Shutdown

    BJP-BJD Workers Clash During Bhubaneswar Shutdown

    Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) clashed in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday during a 12-hour Bhubaneswar shutdown called by the BJP demanding action against Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena for his alleged involvement in a murder case and a sex video.

  • How This Enterprise Helps Former Sex Workers Take Charge Of Their Lives

    How This Enterprise Helps Former Sex Workers Take Charge Of Their Lives

    Chennai: An Indian quilt and bag company which employs women trapped in the sex trade has appointed two former sex workers to its board, its co-founder said, calling the move a first in the industry. Sarah Lance, who helped to set up Sari Bari a decade ago to provide sex trafficking victims with alternative means of earning a living, said the comp...

  • An NGO Is Using X-ray Test To Save Teenagers From Getting Into Sex Trade

    An NGO Is Using X-ray Test To Save Teenagers From Getting Into Sex Trade

    Kolkata: In a bid to stop adolescent and teenage girls from entering prostitution, a 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. The idea of using X-ray is to stop underage girls from getting into the trade is being conducted across Bengal by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya...

  • Sex Workers In Kolkata To Discontinue Durga Puja After 3 Years

    Sex Workers In Kolkata To Discontinue Durga Puja After 3 Years

    Disgruntled with authorities for denying them a full-scale Durga Puja celebration, sex workers of Sonagachi, considered Asia's largest red-light area, have decided to discontinue the event.

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  • This Durga Puja, Kolkata Sex Workers Have Their Own Pratima, Pandal

    This Durga Puja, Kolkata Sex Workers Have Their Own <i>Pratima, Pandal</i>

    Five years after sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi organised their first Durga Puja, it's going to be a grand celebration this time. A large pandal has been erected and they have collected about Rs 4 lakh to celebrate the only puja for sex workers in Kolkata.

  • Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Mumbai: On a workday morning in her one-room apartment on Mumbai’s outskirts, Sonika packed her lunch box, got dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, ate a sago snack for breakfast and took a hurried selfie before rushing to catch the 8.45 am bus to work. Her morning routine seems little different to that of other working girls. But Sonika, 19,...

  • Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    The booming spa and massage parlour business in India has led to increasing demand for women from Thailand, many of whom are being duped and trafficked into slavery in the country’s sex industry, police, diplomats and activists said today. At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts ...

  • Sex Workers In Kolkata's Sonagachi Hit By GST On Sanitary Pads

    Kolkata: The 12 per cent 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. It was after a sustained awareness campaign about health and hygiene that the sex workers had started using the san...

  • Fearing Stigma, Sex Workers Ignore Health Of Their Children, Finds Study

    Mumbai: Sex workers in India often give birth in their brothels then ignore the health needs of their growing children for fear of meeting prejudice in the medical system, new research shows. The study interviewed tens of prostitutes servicing in Pune. It found the women were well aware of the risks they faced from sexually transmitted diseases b...

  • Fewer Child Sex Workers In Mumbai Brothels, Underground Trade Still A Concern: Study

    Fewer Child Sex Workers In Mumbai Brothels, Underground Trade Still A Concern: Study

    Mumbai: The number of children trafficked for sex in the red light districts of Mumbai has dropped sharply, activists said, as they raised concerns over the trade shifting underground to private lodges and residences. A study by the non-governmental International Justice Mission (IJM), Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Mumbai, mapped n...

  • As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    Mumbai: Sex workers in Mumbai’s red light district are being lured and even forced to sell their babies, campaigners say, sparking fears that traffickers are looking for new ways to buy children in response to tighter adoption rules. The anti-trafficking charity Prerana – which runs a night shelter for the children of sex workers – has record...

  • Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

    Sex Workers Protest In Paris Against Penalising Clients

    Sex workers protested in central Paris on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of a French law which made it illegal for their clients to pay for sex.

  • ‘Sex Work Is Work’: Activists Observe Sex Workers’ Rights Day In Kolkata

    ‘Sex Work Is Work’: Activists Observe Sex Workers’ Rights Day In Kolkata

    March 3, has been named by sex worker rights activists as a day to recognise sex worker rights as human rights. With banners saying, “sex work is work”, the activists demanded inclusion, dignity and protection of their occupational and human rights. Here are the glimpses from the rally organised in Kolkata: (Photo Credit: AFP) The rally was org...

  • Naliya Gangrape: BJP Refutes Congress' Allegations Of Sex Racket

    Naliya Gangrape: BJP Refutes Congress' Allegations Of Sex Racket

    Days after five people, including three BJP workers, were arrested in connection with an alleged gangrape of a married woman in Kutch's Naliya town, the identity card of the woman has gone viral, which has led to an open political battle in Gujarat.

  • Iran Official Calls For Sterilisation For Sex Workers

    Iran Official Calls For Sterilisation For Sex Workers

    Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be "convinced" to undergo sterilisation to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday.

  • BJP-BJD Workers Clash During Bhubaneswar Shutdown

    BJP-BJD Workers Clash During Bhubaneswar Shutdown

    Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) clashed in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday during a 12-hour Bhubaneswar shutdown called by the BJP demanding action against Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena for his alleged involvement in a murder case and a sex video.

  • How This Enterprise Helps Former Sex Workers Take Charge Of Their Lives

    How This Enterprise Helps Former Sex Workers Take Charge Of Their Lives

    Chennai: An Indian quilt and bag company which employs women trapped in the sex trade has appointed two former sex workers to its board, its co-founder said, calling the move a first in the industry. Sarah Lance, who helped to set up Sari Bari a decade ago to provide sex trafficking victims with alternative means of earning a living, said the comp...

  • An NGO Is Using X-ray Test To Save Teenagers From Getting Into Sex Trade

    An NGO Is Using X-ray Test To Save Teenagers From Getting Into Sex Trade

    Kolkata: In a bid to stop adolescent and teenage girls from entering prostitution, a 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. The idea of using X-ray is to stop underage girls from getting into the trade is being conducted across Bengal by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya...

  • Sex Workers In Kolkata To Discontinue Durga Puja After 3 Years

    Sex Workers In Kolkata To Discontinue Durga Puja After 3 Years

    Disgruntled with authorities for denying them a full-scale Durga Puja celebration, sex workers of Sonagachi, considered Asia's largest red-light area, have decided to discontinue the event.

  • India's Red Light Youngsters Go For Gold at International Football Meet

    India's Red Light Youngsters Go For Gold at International Football Meet

    A team of youngsters, consisting children of sex workers at Sonagachi, Kolkata, are heading in Denmark later this month to take part in the Dana Cup, an international youth tournament

  • Football Team of Sex Workers' Children to Compete in International Youth Tournament

    Football Team of Sex Workers' Children to Compete in International Youth Tournament

    The team comprising children of sex workers from Kolkata will participate in week-long football tournament known as Dana Cup in Denmark, which will be held in the last week of July

  • Sex Workers, HIV Patients To Get Rice At Rs. 2 Per kg In West Bengal

    Sex Workers, HIV Patients To Get Rice At Rs. 2 Per kg In West Bengal

    In a first, the West Bengal government has decided to provide rice at Rs two per kg to sex workers and poor HIV patients in the state.

  • Sex Workers Cannot Use Law To Stop Eviction From Brothel: Supreme Court

    Sex Workers Cannot Use Law To Stop Eviction From Brothel: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that sex workers even though not caught or convicted for immoral trafficking could not take the shelter of law to resist their eviction from a brothel.

  • Mumbai Teacher Of Sex Workers' Daughters Shortlisted For USD 1 Million Prize

    Mumbai Teacher Of Sex Workers' Daughters Shortlisted For USD 1 Million Prize

    The founder of a non-profit in Mumbai that educates sex workers' daughters has been shortlisted for a USD 1 million global award for teaching that she hopes will help change attitudes toward these marginalised people.

  • Calls To Protect Sex Workers As Mumbai's Red-Light Industry Goes Underground

    Calls To Protect Sex Workers As Mumbai's Red-Light Industry Goes Underground

    Police crackdowns and higher rents are driving Mumbai's commercial sex industry out of traditional red-light areas and underground, with calls from social workers to boost efforts to ensure sex workers' lives are not put at risk.

  • K-Pop Band Detained At Los Angeles Airport As Suspected Sex Workers

    K-Pop Band Detained At Los Angeles Airport As Suspected Sex Workers

    All eight members of a new girl K-pop girl band, travelling for an album cover shoot in the United States, were detained at Los Angeles airport on suspicion that they might be sex workers, their agency said today.

  • Delhi Commission for Women Chief Laments Delay in Panel Meet for Fighting Trafficking

    Delhi Commission for Women Chief Laments Delay in Panel Meet for Fighting Trafficking

    Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal today lamented that no meeting of state- level coordination committee, set up to combat trafficking and rehabilitate sex workers, has been convened in the last two months and asked the AAP government to expedite implementation of the decisions taken earlier.

  • What's Missing in the Conversation About Charlie Sheen and HIV

    What's Missing in the Conversation About Charlie Sheen and HIV

    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"

  • Bicycle Marathon to Spread HIV/AIDS Awareness Flagged Off in Bengal

    Bicycle Marathon to Spread HIV/AIDS Awareness Flagged Off in Bengal

    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.

  • AIDS Preventive Medicine Will be Available From December in Kolkata

    AIDS Preventive Medicine Will be Available From December in Kolkata

    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 Government Orders Procurement of 4 Lakh Condoms for GB Road

    Delhi Government Orders Procurement of 4 Lakh Condoms for GB Road

    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.

  • State of Sex Workers, Widows in India Problematic: Activist

    State of Sex Workers, Widows in India Problematic: Activist

    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".

  • Sex Workers Can Rent Community Hall For Durga Puja: Calcutta High Court

    Sex Workers Can Rent Community Hall For Durga Puja: Calcutta High Court

    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.

  • Sex Workers in Kolkata to Launch Drug Awareness Campaign

    Sex Workers in Kolkata to Launch Drug Awareness Campaign

    Sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi, considered Asia's largest red light area, will launch an awareness campaign against drug use among customers.

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