Sex Workers
India  /  Published 30.09.20

SC: Give ration to sex workers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed states and Union Territories to provide dry ration to all sex workers on the basis of the data available with the National AIDS Control Organisation (Naco) and di...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Lockdown blues: sex workers counselled

A sex worker in her early 20s is stuck in the city while her two-year-old daughter is in South 24-Parganas with her grandmother.The woman hasn’t been able to go home and meet her daughter for three ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Blessing of right at Sonagachhi puja

Sex workers of Sonagachhi now have a puja to call their own.Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, an organisation that works for the rights of the 65,000 registered sex workers in the state, has been org...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.20

Citizenship as new identity

The question of the nation-state, and who belongs, and more importantly, how, has made a resurgence across the globe. The recent three-prong legal apparatus initiated by the government of India — th...
By Simanti Dasgupta, Smarajit Jana and Tripti Tandon in

North East  /  Published 16.09.19

No legacy data, 200 face uncertainty

An advocate and social worker of Silchar in Assam’s Barak Valley, Tuhina Sarma, has taken up the cause of over 200 sex workers of Silchar who could not apply for inclusion in the National Register o...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


India  /  Published 16.05.20

Close red light areas, avoid 72 pc projected cases: Report

India can add 17 days of additional delay to reaching the peak of novel coronavirus cases, and prevent 72 per cent of projected new cases by closing down its red light areas till a Covid-19 vaccine is...
By PTI in Washington

Arts  /  Published 08.06.19

A play by sex workers about sex workers

Jhoraphul is Bengali for flowers that have fallen off a tree, from grace, a fair distance away from legitimacy. Roopkatha means fairy tale. The flier for the play, Jhoraphuler Roopkatha, says, “A ta...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 03.01.20

Anti-CAA umbrella widens

Members of India’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities and sex workers joined students and lawyers in New Delhi on Friday to signal what they said was widespread anger against the new citizensh...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.19

Kartik ‘mothered’ by women of red-light zones

By Soumitra Das in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.20

Crime in the time of a virus: Human trafficking

Some years ago, I had attended a district-level meeting of government officials and NGO functionaries in connection with the anti-trafficking work of an international welfare organization in an area k...
By Satyajit Das Gupta in


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