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 |  Passion & compassion  |  7-minute read
শিশু পাচার, Prostitution, Sex workers, Human Trafficking

Why I want political parties to talk about human trafficking, and not Ram Mandir, this election season

Victims of human trafficking don’t make headline news. That's despite the huge numbers of them and their unbelievable trauma. Why is there such deafening silence from our voluble politicos on this?


 |  7-minute read
Bonded Labour, Forced begging, Sexual exploitation, Human Trafficking

I am a survivor of the trade in human beings. To combat trafficking, we need legislation centred on its victims now

Both a survivor and an activist discuss why the existing anti-human trafficking laws, the ITPA and IPC regulations, are not victim-centric, and lead to further atrocities against survivors.


 |  6-minute read
Rajya Sabha, Anti-trafficking bill, Human Trafficking, Flesh trade

Anti-trafficking Bill: No, it does not take away sex workers’ rights. Here’s how

The Bill, to be taken up by the Rajya Sabha in the winter session, has been criticised by some activists and sex workers’ unions who argue sex work is sometimes a matter of choice.


 |  5-minute read
Human Trafficking, Women in saudi arabia, Women in india, Women Safety

No, India is not the world's most dangerous country for women

The country is no paradise for women but calling it the worst amounts to deliberate spreading of misinformation.


 |  4-minute read
Punjab, Daler mehndi, Human Trafficking

Daler Mehndi gets bail 30 minutes after conviction in human trafficking case: All you need to know

He was charged with taking hefty passage money for illegally migrating people abroad.


 |  19-minute read
Rape, Sex trade, Human Trafficking

I was raped at 14: How I fell in the hands of sex traffickers

[Book extract] He was too confident, too well-rehearsed. I’m sure he ruined the lives of many other girls after me.


 |  7-minute read
Cyber crime, Human Trafficking, Crimes against Women, NCRB data 2016

NCRB data 2016: India continues to be a terrifying place for women and children

Cyber crimes too register a sharp increase — up 6.3 per cent over 2015.


 |  4-minute read
Minor girls, India, Human Trafficking, Sex slaves

Sex slaves: The stomach-churning story of stolen childhoods

India Today cover story investigates the horrific trafficking of minor girls in India, and how to end the menace.


 |  5-minute read
Maneka Gandhi, Prostitution, Human Trafficking

The sad politicking that went behind new anti-trafficking draft bill

The government has maintained that this law must focus on human trafficking, including sex trafficking, but is not a law on prostitution or sex work.


 |  11-minute read
USA, Immigrants, Human Trafficking

What I learnt about illegal immigrants on US-Mexico border

The long journey across the Sasabe desert, infamous for human trafficking, was not for the faint-hearted.