Sex machines - the future of `clean` prostitution?

Sex machines - the future of `clean` prostitution?

According to a bizarre study, red-light districts will be transformed by 2050 with the introduction of the robotic sex workers.

Sex workers in West Bengal demand rights, ask parties to keep promises

As West Bengal prepares to vote in a few days, sex-workers in the state despair over the unfulfilled promises made to them by political parties in the preceding elections and say they want "concrete" measures this time.

Delhi's sex workers demand better health amenities

Over 100 sex workers from All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW) and city's GB Road on Thursday demanded better health amenities, social security and legal rights on the occasion of International Sex Workers Rights' Day.

Sex workers 'participating with consent' should not face police action: SC panel

Sex workers 'participating with consent' should not face police action: SC panel

It is believed that a majority of sex workers in India are forced into the trade by poverty.

REVEALED: India has some nine lakh female sex workers

REVEALED: India has some nine lakh female sex workers

The figures were released by the ministry in response to a RTI application filed by Delhi resident Ved Pal. The estimate is based on a study conducted in 2009.

Sex workers skip meals to raise funds for Chennai flood victims

Sex workers skip meals to raise funds for Chennai flood victims

Some 2,000 sex workers have pitched in to help raise funds for the Chennai flood victims.  

Talking about AIDS still taboo in Pakistan, says daily

Talking about AIDS is still taboo in Pakistan and the ban placed placed on a condom advertisement "shows also how reluctant we are to address crucial issues", said a Pakistani daily on Saturday.

US envoy visits red light area with DCW chief

They visited the local brothels in the area and interacted with the sex workers to understand their problems.

AIDS preventive medicine available from December in Sonagachi

The medicine is designed to prevent sex workers from HIV infection.

Calcutta HC allows sex workers to rent community hall for Durga puja

The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed sex workers of Sonagachi, considered to be Asia's largest red light area, to take on rent a community hall for organising their Durga Puja.

Convene meeting of panel on trafficking, sex workers: DCW to Delhi Govt

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on Wednesday appealed to Delhi Government to convene a meeting of the state-level coordination committee, constituted to combat trafficking and rehabilitation of sex workers.

West Bengal govt to impart skills to sex workers

To rehabilitate trafficked women and sex workers willing to leave the profession, the West Bengal government will start a livelihood programme for them this month.

Kolkata sex workers to launch drug awareness campaign among customers

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

Paying for sex becomes illegal in Northern Ireland

Paying for sex became illegal in Northern Ireland today, making it the only part of Britain to adopt more stringent legislation aimed at punishing clients of prostitutes instead of sex workers.

Plea seeks uninterrupted supply of HIV test kits for LGBTs

A petition was on Wednesday filed before the Delhi High Court seeking uninterrupted supply of HIV testing kits at government hospitals for the benefit of the LGBT community and sex workers.

French senate scraps law punishing prostitutes` clients

France`s upper house of parliament on Tuesday scrapped a law punishing clients of prostitutes and made soliciting an offence, as the country wrestles with how to legislate the world`s oldest profession.

Four Bangladeshis arrested for running sex racket

Police on Thursday arrested four Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly running a flesh trade racket and rescued seven alleged Bangladeshi sex workers.

In Delhi's red light zone, sex workers vote for legalisation

Sex workers poured out in numbers to exercise their franchise in the national capital on Saturday and said they were voting with the hope that the new government would take up the issue of legalising their profession.

Tolerance of child sex crimes in Latin America thwarts convictions: Rights group

Latin America must tackle a social tolerance of children being sold for sex work and the growing online sex trade to boost low conviction rates for child sex trafficking, a rights group said.

Protect human rights to combat AIDS, say sex workers

Calling for expeditious passage of the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, sex workers and third gender members in West Bengal Monday said that without adequate attention to protection of human rights, the aim for zero new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS-related deaths will remain a distant dream.