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Sonagachhi
Calcutta  /  Published 21.01.21

Trafficked Bangla girl to return home

A Bangladeshi girl allegedly trafficked to Calcutta with the bait of a job and rescued from Sonagachhi four years ago is set to return home this month. The girl was 15 when she came to Calcutta in Ap...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.11.20

Free ration to 1,000 Sonagachhi women

One thousand sex workers at Sonagachhi got free ration from an NGO on Sunday. The Covid pandemic has posed a huge livelihood challenge for these women. Since March, the pandemic-induced lockdown had ...
By Debraj Mitra 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

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Van brings books and smiles to kids

She studies in Class III and dreams of being a teacher. She loves reading, especially comics with funny illustrations. But getting her hands on a book isn’t easy for this eight-year-old daughter of ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.19

Kartik ‘mothered’ by women of red-light zones

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By Soumitra Das in Calcutta


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