Sex workers

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it, says Gauahar Khan

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it, says Gauahar Khan

There are umpteen number of films made on the ordeals of sex workers.

 

Apr 24, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
Demonitisation creates brisk business for sex workers

Demonitisation creates brisk business for sex workers

As demonetisation of high value notes hit small businessmen across the city, sex workers of Sonagachi here, South Asia's largest redlight area are seeing brisk business as they are aceepting high denomination notes.

Nov 11, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

How violence contributes to diseases among sex workers

Sumit Chaturvedi/IANS

Aug 09, 2016, 19:23 PM IST
Unbelievable! Only single men buy sex? No, here’s the truth

Unbelievable! Only single men buy sex? No, here’s the truth

The researchers conducted an online survey of 446 men as well as a smaller number of face-to-face interviews.

Jul 06, 2016, 08:24 AM IST
Mexico police, troops `routinely` rape arrested women: Amnesty

Mexico police, troops `routinely` rape arrested women: Amnesty

Arrests and interogation of women in Mexico gets mucky with police harassing and torturing them. 

Jun 28, 2016, 12:20 PM IST

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.

Mar 30, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

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.

Mar 03, 2016, 22:02 PM IST
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.

Feb 15, 2016, 03:03 AM IST
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.

Feb 07, 2016, 19:36 PM IST
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.  

Dec 24, 2015, 18:03 PM IST

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.

Dec 05, 2015, 12:14 PM IST

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.

Nov 20, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

AIDS preventive medicine available from December in Sonagachi

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

Nov 10, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

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.

Jun 26, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

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.

May 13, 2015, 18:29 PM IST

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 profes

Mar 31, 2015, 17:43 PM IST