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.
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.
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.
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.
Not every worker forced into profession
SC directed that police should neither interfere nor take criminal action against adult and consenting sex workers
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.
Security seemed unfazed by the event, allowing the protesters to be filmed and photographed.
Vimukthi general secretary B Pushpa demanded that the government ensure provision of immediate relief and support to survivors within six months.
The CEO sought the information in the wake of recent orders of the Supreme Court to provide voter ID cards to sex workers.
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.
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.
They are paid only in cash and are hardly getting any customers after the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Claiming harassment by the police, the sex workers have decided to discontinue their own Durga Puja in city's Sonagachi area from this year.