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.

Football season for Bengal sex workers' kids begins
Football season for Bengal sex workers' kids begins

Children of West Bengal's sex workers will display their football playing skills at an intra-state league beginning here Nov 9, a statement said Friday.

Indonesian maid was second victim in Hong Kong murders: Officials

The second victim in a gruesome double murder for which a British banker has been charged was an Indonesian domestic worker, consulate officials said Tuesday.

Vietnam debates sex work: `social evil` or legitmate job?

 For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world`s oldest profession.

West Bengal sex workers' request to celebrate Durga Puja rejected

At a time when mainstreaming initiatives are gathering momentum, sex workers in three key regions of West Bengal have been denied the permission to celebrate their own Durga Puja, the biggest festival in the state.

Commercial sex workers raise fund for J&K flood victims

Commercial sex workers of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra have raised funds to help flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sex workers elated with voting rights

Sex workers living in Delhi`s infamous G.B. Road red-light area Thursday came out in good numbers to cast their vote.

Sex workers to exercise NOTA option in protest against apathy

The 50-lakh-strong community of sex workers in India is seriously considering to opt for the NOTA option while exercising their franchise in the Lok Sabha election to register protest against deprivation and apathy.