04 Sep 2020
Pounded by coronavirus pandemic, Europe's largest brothel files for bankruptcy
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
In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?
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
Kolkata: Durga Puja street graffiti narrates sex workers' tale
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 opens doors for immigrants with sex work skills
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
India's oldest brothel Sonagachi gets a colorful makeover
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
Prostitutes and escorts offer services on LinkedIn despite ban
Five years ago, LinkedIn noticed thousands of profiles on the platform offering sexual services including escorts, "happy-ending massages" and more.
11 Jan 2018
Kerala woman forcibly converted, trapped as sex slave for IS
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
How did an Afghan sex-worker get Aadhaar card as 'Delhiite'?
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: Summons issued to 125 brothel owners in GB Road
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, Sonagachi's sex workers will don chef's hat
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
Report: 15% brothels provide minors for sex in Mumbai
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
British model released after being kidnapped for "sex slavery"
20-year-old British glamour model Chloe Ayling was released five days after allegedly being kidnapped in Milan.
04 Jun 2017
Yazidi activist held as ISIS sex slave returns to Iraq
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 crushes dreams of trafficked Bangladeshi sex worker
Demonetization threw life out of gear for many, but there were some who were helplessly trapped, like Aruna.