Sex worker

ICMR to map dating apps, internet soliciting to align AIDS campaign with changing sexual behaviour

The ICMR, NARI and World Health Organisation (WHO) now have developed guidelines for mapping, size estimation and risk behaviour surveys among key population groups in virtual space.

published on : 9th July 2022

SC order not enough: Sex workers’ network

During the pandemic, she was left with no work or place to live. For almost a year, the NGO Sangama provided her with shelter and basic necessities.

published on : 25th June 2022

Don’t arrest or penalise sex workers during raids: Madras High Court

The judge was allowing a criminal original petition from one Udayakumar, who was arrested from a brothel house in Chintadripet when the police raided the massage centre.

published on : 19th June 2022

Madras High Court cites SC judgement, says don’t arrest, penalise sex workers

Court said sex workers should not be arrested or penalised or harassed or victimised and it is only the running of the brothel that is unlawful.

published on : 19th June 2022

Treat us with dignity, say sex workers

Not every worker forced into profession

published on : 3rd June 2022

Sex workers seek govt help to get dignified job

SC directed that police should neither interfere nor take criminal action against adult and consenting sex workers

published on : 28th May 2022

Sex workers from Sonagachi call Supreme Court verdict 'step towards life of dignity'

Coloured powder was smeared on faces and sweets distributed, with sex workers terming the court order as a step ahead towards a life of dignity.

published on : 27th May 2022

Women protesters storm Cannes premiere of 'Holy Spider' with smoke devices

Security seemed unfazed by the event, allowing the protesters to be filmed and photographed.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Implement GO to aid trafficking survivors: NGO

Vimukthi general secretary B Pushpa demanded that the government ensure provision of immediate relief and support to survivors within six months.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Telangana Electoral officer seeks list of voter cards given to sex workers

The CEO sought the information in the wake of recent orders of the Supreme Court to provide voter ID cards to sex workers. 

published on : 11th January 2022

Basis for identification of sex workers need not be restricted to list provided by NACO: Supreme Court

In so far as Chandigarh is concerned, money was being transferred to accounts of sex workers who have been identified, the bench noted.

published on : 10th January 2022

Provide ration card, voter ID, Aadhaar to sex workers: SC directs Centre, states

The bench directed that authorities can take assistance NACO and state AIDS control societies who, in turn, will prepare a list of sex workers after verifying.

published on : 14th December 2021

Sex workers in Bihar's red light area hit hard by demonetisation

They are paid only in cash and are hardly getting any customers after the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

published on : 16th November 2016

Sex workers in Kolkata stop holding Durga Puja

Claiming harassment by the police, the sex workers have decided to discontinue their own Durga Puja in city's Sonagachi area from this year.

published on : 7th October 2016