SEX WORKERS

  • UK: Sex trafficking survivor reveals her her life story Yesterday

    Marcela Loaiza was 21-year-old when she was trafficked to Tokyo to work as prostitute. She was forced to do the work for helping her daughter survive medical emergency. ...
  • Women's right activists not in favour of legalising sex trade November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the NCW is likely to pitch for legalisation of prostitution before a Supreme Court- appointed panel, women's rights activists say they are not in favour of legal status for sex trade. Favouring the legalisation of sex trade to ensure better living conditions for sex workers in...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans due to Ebola threat August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of...
  • Delhi's GB Road sex workers to finally get new address July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: This surely is an instance of better late than never in this case, all of 48 years. The infamous "GB Road" address on the voter identity cards of Delhi's sex workers had stripped away their dignity and made them a subject of humiliation and ignominy. This will...
  • Brazil's 10 lakh sex workers get ready for FIFA World Cup June 12, 2014

    It is not just the hotels and tour operators, who are going to benefit the most from the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup. According to some estimates there are at least 10 lakh prostitutes in Brazil and they are also hoping to earn a lot during the World Cup. Almost all...
  • LS polls: Delhi Sex workers feel empowered after casting vote April 10, 2014

    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 towards...
  • Power of 49: Nashima's fight for the rights of sex workers March 8, 2014

    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 March 3, 2014

    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 sex...
  • West Bengal: Sexworkers protest against rising incidents of rape January 29, 2014

    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 sixday seminarcumfestival, whose theme is...
  • Over 1,500 sex workers set to vote in Delhi elections November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Nafeesa, who has been living in Delhi's infamous GB Road redlight 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 November 10, 2013

    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 19yearold was spotted leaving a brothel in Brazil, and now the sex worker from Le Palace nightclub in...
  • NGO run by sex workers helps counterparts in Rajasthan fight for rights August 14, 2013

    A Mysorebased NGO for HIVAIDS, the first in the AsiaPacific 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 sex...
  • I'm interested in doing more regional films: Veena Malik May 22, 2013

    Veena Malik's new film, 'Zindagi 5050' 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 5050'. Q. Who is...
  • Mysore: 10 human trafficking victims rescued from a hotel April 25, 2013

    Mysore: Ten girls from West Bengal and Bangladesh, including two minors, have been rescued from a sex racket in Mysore. The CID's antitrafficking 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 April 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Sex workers of Kolkata's largest redlight 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...
  • Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children of sex workers March 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Real hero Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children in Mumbai's red light areas. Her mission is to provide children with a safe haven and grooming them for a future away from prostitution. Statistics show 40 per cent of female sex workers enter the trade before the age of...
  • Snapshot: Sherlyn celebrates b'day with sex workers February 12, 2013

    While celebrities like throwing a bash or taking a vacation on their birthdays, Sherlyn Chopra decided to be different. On February 11, the model turned actress was at 'Kamathipura', Mumbai's oldest and Asia's second largest red light district. Sherlyn feels that sex workers are considered an 'outcast' by the society....
  • Bihar: Sex worker leaves past behind, elected twice as ward councillor January 30, 2013

    Muzaffarpur: A sex worker turned politician and was twice elected as the ward councillor of Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. Rani Begum has now put her past behind and is working towards a better future for people like her. "Initially, I faced difficulties working in the society. But gradually, when people saw...
  • Goa: 3 policemen suspended for abusing sex workers December 7, 2012

    Panaji: Three Goa policemen were suspended for allegedly exploiting commercial sex workers in Panaji, police said on Friday. Two head constables Vaman Naik and Santosh Vengurlekar and constable Vijay Gaikwad were suspended on Thursday after two commercial sex workers named them in their complaint to the crime branch,...
  • Andhra Pradesh fights HIV with condoms August 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: The state has seen a significant rise in the use of condoms, which in turn has reduced the risk of AIDS among the high risk group like sexworkers and truck drivers. There has been a 100 percent rise in condom usage in the state for the past four years,...
  • Delhi sex workers challenge eviction order in HC July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Four sex workers from the capital's GB Road red light area have challenged a government eviction order against them in the Delhi High Court, which has restrained police from taking any action, for now. The eviction order was issued by the subdivisional magistrate (SDM), Paharganj, under the Immoral Traffic...
  • AIDS: Lack of funds hits exsex workers' rehab July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the HIV virus and 25 million deaths later, an AIDSfree generation still seems an audacious goal. According to the UNAIDS, globally close to 3 million people get infected with HIV every year. So with the common goal of...
  • Sex workers can't operate in any manner: Centre July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to examine Centre's plea that sex workers should not be allowed to operate in the country under the cloak of working "with dignity" as suggested by a panel, since it would be contrary to the statute prohibiting the world's oldest trade. Appearing for...
  • Mumbai: Girls visit pub, branded as 'sex workers' May 9, 2012

    Mumbai: On April 29, the police raided a pub in Khar after receiving a tipoff about a flesh trade racket operational there, and detained 16 girls. However, families of many of the detainees say they are just college students or housewives from working class families who had only gone to...
  • Sex worker tries to escape client's wife, dies April 21, 2012

    Mumbai: If a person's wife is knocking on the door when he's in bed with a call girl, chances of his getting out of the situation unscathed are rather remote. After stalling for an hour, 54yearold Surendra Harischandra Chauhan thought he saw a window, or rather, a balcony of opportunity....
  • Sex workers in Asia at higher risk of HIV infection March 15, 2012

    London: Women engaged in sex trade in most developing countries, especially in Asia, are nearly 14 times more likely to get infected by HIV compared to general women population, a new study has claimed. The research, an analysis of over 100 studies involving nearly 100,000 female sex workers in 50...
  • Real Hero Girish educates children of sex workers February 22, 2012

    Ahmednagar: Girish Kulkarni has changed the face of the brothels of Ahmednagar. Through his tireless efforts he has ensured that no minors girls are bought and sold in Ahmednagar. He has also set up schools for the children of sex workers. Richa's eyes don't betray the life she led earlier that...
  • Former sex worker helps others lead normal life December 6, 2011

    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 reaching...
  • France to ban prostitution, sex workers protest December 1, 2011

    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 has...
  • Veena Malik to play sex worker in 'Zindagi 5050' October 21, 2011

    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 been...