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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Government on Thursday said there are no plans to legalise prostitution. Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has not prop...
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, Rajya Sabha
Friday, December 19, 2014
On the controversy surrounding the proposal to legalise prostitution, Mr. Rao said: "India is not ready for it. Our socio-cultural background doesn’t allow such a big leap. Instead, we should opt for decriminalisation.
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, Andhra Pradesh
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Activists say its provisions are used disproportionately against sex workers
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November 6, 2014
‘If it is legalised, sex workers can pay tax and work with dignity’
August 9, 2014
In a heart-warming incident of a brother’s quest for his kidnapped sister, a few days before the country celebrates rakhi, a brother travelled all the way to New Delhi from West Bengal to rescue h...
February 12, 2014
Sleuths of the Central Crime Branch recently busted a high-tech prostitution business and arrested three persons, including two women of Iranian nationality, who had allegedly been pushed into the...
February 7, 2014
Less than a fortnight after a high-profile campaign against foreign sex traffickers by Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti, thousands of people in search of paid sex continue to flock the Capital’s larg...
October 25, 2013
Human trafficking, according to the law, refers to recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by use of threat, force or coercion for the purpose of exploitation.<...
October 8, 2013
Young girls from troubled backgrounds in Delhi find a home to empower themselves through art and movie-making
August 27, 2013
Sex workers from 13 States come together to launch a national campaign for their right to dignity
August 6, 2013
Sex workers in the Majestic area have to cope with threats from rowdies and cops, and struggle to bring up their children »
July 14, 2013
Almost all the 3,500-odd sex workers confined to the 96 brothels in the Capital’s red-light area on Shraddhanand Marg — earlier referred to as G.B. Road — have a tale of exploitation and human rig...
June 3, 2013
They live on the edges of society but the sex-workers of Sonagachi are victims of a very mainstream fraud, the Bengal chit funds.
October 12, 2014
A student at ISB, she is the daughter of Kailash Satyarthi, this year’s recipient of the honour
February 21, 2014
Contract marriages, a practice that began in the 70s, continues to this day , with many cases going unreported
February 8, 2014
Sex workers are beginning to fight the stigma, violence, criminalisation and citizenship denials that routinely make up their difficult lives.
February 6, 2014
She was brought to Delhi by a relative on the pretext of getting her a job »
October 11, 2013
For the first time, over 10,000 sex workers of the “City of Joy” have organised their very own Durga puja pandal in their own locality. Living on the fringes of society, these people have ra...
September 15, 2013
Karnataka High Court judge H.S. Kempanna said sex workers should be allowed to lead a normal life instead of being discriminated against. Speaking after inaugurating a two-day workshop o...
August 17, 2013
Though outlawed in 1988, the Devadasi system persists, forcing women into a lifetime of sexual exploitation. The Devadasi community in three villages around Bellary district, Karnataka, exemplifies the painful struggle for survival and dignity under this regressive practice. »
August 3, 2013
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths rescued 11 Ugandan women in the wee hours of Saturday after arresting two men who had allegedly pushed them into a prostitution racket in the city. On...
July 2, 2013
Indian sex workers’ organisations welcome the US Supreme Court’s overruling of the “anti-prostitution pledge” »
May 14, 2013
Human Rights Watch report finds police crackdowns have made the sex industry in China less safe, by driving it underground »
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Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the subcontinent, as they made an impassioned plea to globalise compassion.