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Sex workers elated with voting rights

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 00:54

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:18

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.

Sex workers demand basic rights, inclusion in voters list

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 00:24

An umbrella group of sex workers Monday requested the Election Commission to register the entire community as voters.

Sex workers want to be treated as equal citizens

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 20:38

On the occasion of the International Sex Workers Day, sex workers from across the country demanded that they be treated as equal citizens so that they can access various social entitlements offered to citizens in general.

Sex workers protest against sexual violence on V-Day

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 01:15

Protesting against the rising crime against women in the country, sex workers and their daughters on Friday took part in street plays and dances in and around the city`s red-light area on the occasion of Valentine`s Day.

Sex workers` body to set up RTI centres in four metros

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 00:47

The All India Network of Sex Workers will set up RTI centres in the four metros - Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai - to enable community members get information from government officers in their fight to get their rightful place in society.

Retired sex workers to get new home with all facilities in WB

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 10:17

Retired sex workers from Asia`s largest red-light district of Kolkata`s Sonagachi, who are forced to live a life of penury after falling out of favour with customers because of advanced age, would soon be rehabilitated in a new home.

Switzerland`s new `drive-in sex boxes` branded rip-roaring success

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 09:23

Switzerland`s `drive-in sex boxes` or guarded prostitution site has been highly successful, just two months after their installation in Zurich.

First Durga puja in Kolkata red light area

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 12:18

Ostracised from Durga Puja pandals, sex workers of Sonagachi have for the first time broken shackles of social prejudice to organise their own puja.

Konkana Sen Sharma, Sakshi Tanwar in film on sex workers?

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 16:15

The makers of 'Kamathipura', a movie on sex workers, are trying to rope in actress Konkana Sen Sharma to play the lead role.

Sex workers` issues to be taken sensitively

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 19:00

The law enforcement agencies need greater sensitisation in handling issues faced by sex workers who are considered a social taboo, President Pranab Mukherjee`s son and Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee said here on Wednesday.

43 minor girls rescued, prostitution racket busted

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 19:28

Police busted a prostitution racket and arrested 33 sex workers and pimps, including Bangladeshis, after rescuing 43 minor girls.