Sex Worker

  • LS polls: Delhi Sex workers feel empowered after casting vote 10-04-2014 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sex workers living in Delhi's infamous GB Road red-light area on Thursday came out in good numbers to cast their vote and were extremely happy to have equal power and representation in the formation of the new government. Coming in groups of friends and families, these women headed...
  • Power of 49: Nashima's fight for the rights of sex workers 08-03-2014 10:11 PM

    Muzaffarpur: In 2002, a police raid in Chattarbhujsthan, the red light area of Bihar's Muzaffarpur town became one girl's wake up call. 17-year-old Nashima saw how the police officers arrested and harassed not just the sex workers but their children, too, were not spared. It was then that Nashima, daughter...
  • Kolkata's sex workers get RTI centre 03-03-2014 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: With a view to providing information to sex workers, a Right to Information (RTI) centre was set up on Monday at a red-light area in Kolkata on the occasion of International Sex Workers Day. The RTI centre was set up by the Durbar Mahila Samanway Committee (DMSC), a...
  • West Bengal: Sex-workers protest against rising incidents of rape 29-01-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: With incidents of rape rising in West Bengal, sex workers in the city have come together to organise a seminar aimed at sensitising people about the crime. Orgainsed by an NGO "Durbar Mahila Samanya Samiti", which works for the upliftment of sex workers, the six-day seminar-cum-festival, whose theme is...
  • Over 1,500 sex workers set to vote in Delhi elections 30-11-2013 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: Nafeesa, who has been living in Delhi's infamous GB Road red-light area for 15 years, feels lucky to be included among the over 1,500 sex workers who would cast their votes in the December 4 Delhi Assembly elections - thanks to an enrollment drive by the state election...
  • Sex worker says Justin Bieber spent night with her 10-11-2013 04:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber has been hit with a new allegation after a sex worker claimed to have spent a night with him and that she earned $500. Last week, the 19-year-old was spotted leaving a brothel in Brazil, and now the sex worker from Le Palace nightclub...
  • NGO run by sex workers helps counterparts in Rajasthan fight for rights 14-08-2013 11:48 AM

    A Mysore-based NGO for HIV-AIDS, the first in the Asia-Pacific region being run by sex workers, has launched a novel project to help counterparts in Rajasthan form Community Based Organisations to resist exploitation and safeguard their rights. "The Ashodaya Academy plays a pivotal role in building skills and capacity among...
  • I'm interested in doing more regional films: Veena Malik 22-05-2013 04:20 PM

    Veena Malik's new film, 'Zindagi 50-50' is scheduled for a May 24 release. It will see Malik in the role of a sex worker. The movie also features Rajan Verma, Rajpal Yadav and Riya Sen. Actress Veena Malik joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on her movie 'Zindagi 50-50'. Q....
  • Mysore: 10 human trafficking victims rescued from a hotel 25-04-2013 07:12 PM

    Mysore: Ten girls from West Bengal and Bangladesh, including two minors, have been rescued from a sex racket in Mysore. The CID's anti-trafficking squad raided a motel after getting a tip off by an NGO. The police said that the hotel seems to have been built specifically for such a...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers being trained to spot fake currency from clients 14-04-2013 12:48 PM

    Kolkata: Sex workers of Kolkata's largest red-light area are being given training by an NGO to identify fake currency notes to prevent them from being duped by some clients. The training programme conducted by Durbar Mahila Samanaya Committee, an NGO working for the sex workers, is the same as that...
  • Former sex worker helps others lead normal life 06-12-2011 08:31 AM

    Mumbai: Forced into prostitution at the age of 10, Ayesha is fighting back. Not just that she is also helping others like her find life away from the brothels of the city. Ayesha was rescued by a man from a dance bar who later became her husband. Today, she is...
  • France to ban prostitution, sex workers protest 01-12-2011 05:41 PM

    Paris: France is planning to ban prostitution and the Government has decided to bring a law to do so. The bill to ban prostitution will be introduced in France's lower house National Assembly on December 6. Guy Geoffroy of the ruling UMP party claimed that the resolution to outlaw prostitution...
  • Veena Malik to play sex worker in 'Zindagi 50-50' 21-10-2011 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: After all the controversies in Bigg Boss 4 and shooting an item song, Pakistani model Veena Malik has bagged the biographical role of a sex worker. Veena will be playing the role of sex worker Madhuri, who has been moonlighting for years to support her family. The actress has...
  • Kerala: Man sells daughter to sex trade 04-07-2011 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: Another sex scandal has rocked Kerala. A man has been arrested for trying to sell his daughter to the sex trade in Kothamangalam. Police said the fourteen-year-old victim was sexually exploited in cars and autorickshaws for the past three months. The police were tipped off by an anonymous...
  • Sex trade survivors speak out for strict laws 06-04-2011 11:16 AM

    Sex trafficking survivors push for more stringent laws to be put in place across Asia. ...
  • Kolkata: Free mediclaim policies for sex workers 31-01-2011 08:48 AM

    The Municipal Corporation of Kolkata will be the first civic body to give free mediclaim policies to sex workers. ...
  • Will Kagti shoot new film in red-light area? 06-01-2011 06:49 PM

    Mumbai: The rather unnecessary curiosity over Reema Kagti's new project comes entirely from Aamir Khan's presence in the film. And the latest dope is that a prominent part of the movie is located in a red-light area and apparently the star wants to do them in real locations. "It is...
  • Former sex worker wins literary prize in Thailand 22-12-2010 04:36 PM

    Bangkok: A former sex worker has won first prize in a Thai literary contest for her book about her life in Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan, media reports said Wednesday. Thanadda Sawangduean, 42, won the women writers' Chommanard Book Prize for her recently published autobiography "I am Eri: My Experience...
  • British MP's wife found working as a sex worker 06-09-2010 02:44 PM

    London: A British MP's wife works as a prostitute charging 70 pounds "for oral sex without a condom followed by full sex with a condom", said a media report in London. The revelation left the MP stunned as he said: "That's a horrible shock". 'Sunday Mirror' reported that Tory MP...
  • CJ fights for education rights of sex workers' kids 03-11-2009 04:12 PM

    For the past 18 years CJ Shakuntala is teaching these children. ...
  • Cleric bans sex workers from praying at mosque 24-09-2008 01:47 PM

    A local cleric has banned sex workers from praying at the local mosque during the month of Ramzan. ...