Sex Workers
Opinion  /  Published 09.08.22

Sex work and dignity

In Budhadev Karmaskar vs State of  West Bengal, the Supreme Court held that such basic protections as decency and dignity are guaranteed to every individual notwithstanding his/her profession. Th...
By Prakhar Raghuvanshi

People  /  Published 11.06.22

I went to a red-light district, and found more than sex

This is in contrast to what a local shopkeeper told me, indicating that the problem started way before Covid. “Demonetisation ke pehle yahan ladkiyon ka bazaar lagta tha. Ab logon ke paas khaali...
By Vedant Karia

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.22

Equal place: Plight of sex workers

Sex work has always presented authorities with a conundrum. In India, for example, sex work is not illegal whereas soliciting or running a brothel is. This anomaly not only allows the police to victim...
By The Editorial Board

Entertainment  /  Published 27.05.22

In pics: Prostitution on big screen

By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta


India  /  Published 19.05.22

Issue Aadhaar to sex workers: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the issuance of Aadhaar cards to sex workers based on a proforma certificate issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and observed that eve...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Events  /  Published 05.05.22

Sonagachhi sees torch rally to recognise sex work as a labour form

The event was brought together 1,500 sex workers, transpeople and allies not just from Sonagachhi, but from across Kolkata. Councillors from several local wards also came forward to show their support...
By Vedant Karia

News  /  Published 28.03.22

Former maths teacher at St Xavier’s College passes away

A group of women, most of whom went on stage for the first time, put up a play on Sunday that spoke of the rights and dignity of sex workers. Swarnamaram (The Golden Tree), an initiative of Keraleeya ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.03.22

Play on rights of sex workers

“It is a job for them and they should be treated with dignity. This is a message we want to give to society. We are proud that we are able to change the mindset of some of the women and now 50 w...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.22

Community, caring and trafficking

Human trafficking is the act of removing, transferring or transporting an individual from one place to another by means of force, fraud, coercion, deception, abduction or payment for the purpose of ex...
By Anwesha Chatterjee


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