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Prostitution, Informal sector, NHRC, Immoral traffic prevention act, 1956

NHRC advisory classifying sex work in informal sector: Two extreme narratives

The solution to ensure the health and social security benefits to the women in prostitution is to make the service delivery mechanism free from corruption and red tape.


 |  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?


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Prostitution, Sexual exploitation, Sabarimala, Karnataka devadasi act

From Sabarimala to Devadasi pratha, why do women always lose the religious battle so horribly?

Either brutally prohibited or used for 'faith', have women been praying to the wrong Gods? And which God allows plying specially-abled children as 'Devadasis' for the pleasure of men?


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Sexual harassment, Sex workers, Prostitution, Me too movement

Why India's #MeToo movement is silent about sex workers

Do sex workers not undergo sexual harassment — of a more horrendous kind?


 |  7-minute read
Prostitution, Transgenders, Women, Sex workers

Sex workers are not objects. 10 films show cinema on prostitution must change

It is important that they break free of the gender binary and represent sex workers as human beings


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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.


 |  10-minute read
Trafficking laws, Prostitution, Human Trafficking

Missing definitions render new trafficking law toothless

The dilution of robust ideas and recommendations that must have been presented in those discussions is disappointing.


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Sex workers, Prostitution

Not all sex workers need rescuing

It's time India reconsiders legalising prostitution.


 |  8-minute read
Infertility, Prostitution, Pregnancy, Surrogacy

Legalising surrogacy is much like legalising paid sex

Is there no other industry where our women earn a decent living without having to go through labour pains?


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Women's Day, Women, Prostitution, Sex workers

Why I'm thinking of prostitutes this Women's Day

These brave women forced to sell their flesh deserve our highest respect.