04 Sep 2020
Europe's largest brothel has become the latest victim of COVID-19, the disease which has shattered economies, killed thousands and sickened millions.
30 Jun 2020
The rules of the world, like maintaining a respectable distance, minimizing social contact, and wearing masks, don't fit the bill for sex workers, whose livelihoods depend on physical touch.
08 Oct 2018
A street graffiti dedicated to the life and struggle of the sex workers was unveiled by a Durga Puja organizer in North Kolkata today.
26 Apr 2018
New Zealand (NZ), which became the first country in the world to legalize prostitution 15 years ago, has gone a step further.
31 Mar 2018
Often described as India's oldest and Asia's largest red-light district, Kolkata's Sonagachi has got a vibrant, colorful makeover, courtesy transgender artists and a Bangalore-based art collective.
18 Feb 2018
Five years ago, LinkedIn noticed thousands of profiles on the platform offering sexual services including escorts, "happy-ending massages" and more.
11 Jan 2018
Two persons have been arrested in Kerala for allegedly forcing a 24-year-old woman to convert and planning to take her to Syria as a 'sex slave' for IS terrorists.
20 Dec 2017
Even as activists wage war on Aadhaar based on its many alleged flaws, another case has come to light that might strengthen their case.
08 Sep 2017
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) served summons to 125 brothel owners in GB Road, the infamous red light area, regarding their closure.
05 Sep 2017
This Durga Puja will bring cheer to some of Sonagachi's sex workers in more ways than one. Around 30 of them will be selected to work as chefs in pandals.
17 Aug 2017
Minors form a major part of India's sex trade. A report by IJM and Maharashtra Commission for the Protection of Child Rights claims at least 15% of Mumbai's commercial sex establishments offer underage women for pleasure.
08 Aug 2017
20-year-old British glamour model Chloe Ayling was released five days after allegedly being kidnapped in Milan.
04 Jun 2017
24-year-old Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist who was held as a sex slave by ISIS militants, returned to her village Kocho in northwest Iraq.
06 May 2017
Demonetization threw life out of gear for many, but there were some who were helplessly trapped, like Aruna.