Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet oppose decriminalisation of prostitution
Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet oppose decriminalisation of prostitution

Actresses Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet and Anne Hathaway have opposed a human rights group's proposal to decriminalise sex trade.

Tanzania cracks down on "sextortion" by public officials

Tanzania has warned its public officials that using positions of power to extort sexual favours from women will no longer be tolerated after nearly nine in every 10 women in the public sector were estimated to have been sexually harassed.

One in 20 students in UK worked in sex trade to fund living cost

One in 20 students in the UK have worked in the sex industry while studying at the university to make ends meet, according to a new survey that shows more number of them are secretly turning to the profession.

Police crackdown on sex trade in Jodhpur, 29 arrested

 In a massive crackdown on the flourishing sex trade in the city, the Jodhpur Police Commissionerate has arrested 29 persons including 22 women.

Sex trade case: Man gets 10 yrs in jail for abducting girl

A man, accused of selling a girl to a brothel here after abducting her, has been sentenced to ten years in jail by a Delhi court which also awarded three years imprisonment to a woman for running prostitution business.

Kerala women's panel resents proposal to legalise sex trade

Kerala State Women's Commission has expressed strong reservations about the recent proposal by NCW to legalise sex trade, claiming that such a move would encourage human trafficking and exploitation of women.

Woman raped for years in Delhi, rescued; accused nabbed

A woman who was raped by her landlord for three years and forced into sex trade, was rescued by her two friends from her rented house here, police said Monday. The accused has been arrested.

Sex trade comment: Binny refutes Lamba's charges, says social media account fake

Delhi legislator Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday refuted charges levelled against him by AAP leader Alka Lamba and said it was part "a conspiracy by AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal".

Minor girl abducted, forced into sex trade in Rajasthan; escapes

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from Jaipur, tormented and pushed into flesh trade during her six-month confinement here, before she escaped the clutches of her kidnappers, police here said.

Man gets 10 yrs jail for abetting rape, running sex trade in Delhi

A Delhi court has sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for detaining a woman in a house where flesh trade was carried out and abetting her rape, saying his crime was "very serious and horrifying".

Chinese legislator detained for organised sex trade

A Chinese legislator has been detained for his suspected involvement in organised prostitution in southern Dongguan City, police said.

Police hunting for man who forced wife into sex trade

Thane: The city police is hunting for a 29-year-old Thane man who has been booked, allegedly for forcing his wife into the flesh trade, after she did not get more dowry from her parents, the police said here on Friday.

China cracks down on sex trade, 67 arrested; top cop suspended

In a crack down on prostitution, many police personnel, including a high ranking officer, were suspended and a total of 67 people arrested in a Chinese city -- known as the country`s "sex capital".

Woman sent to jail for pushing minor into prostitution

A woman who pushed minor girl into prostitution after luring her to city on promise of a job, was sent to 7 years in jail by a Delhi court, which said she forced the victim "into sex trade"

Arvind Kejriwal must sack Somnath Bharti immediately, says Delhi BJP

Taking attack to Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti over his midnight raid against women involved in sex trade and drug trafficking, BJP met Delhi Commissioner BS Bassi to prise him of inaction.

Delhi`s minister`s midnight raid condemnable, doesn`t reflect ties with Africa: India

As Ugandan woman filed police complaint against AAP cadres who misbehaved with her, Indian government said midnight raid by Delhi minister in Khirki Extension does not reflect its ties with Africa.

Court raps cops for failure to take action on `midnight raid`

Delhi court rapped Delhi Police for failure to take action on Ugandan woman`s plea for lodging FIR against unknown persons for barging into flat during raid led by Law Minister Somnath Bharti.

Asian `madams` are the new face of Queensland sex trade

Young Asian ``madams`` operating multimillion-dollar call-girl rings have taken over old organised crime bosses as the emerging face of Queensland`s lucrative illicit sex trade.

Delhi: CBI rescues minor forced into sex trade

A 14-year-old girl from Darjeeling who was brought to Delhi and forced into prostitution was rescued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this month, an official said Tuesday.