Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

sex workers


Supreme Court directions on sex workers: history of the case, and where it stands now

May 28, 2022 4:33 pm

With the Centre yet to come up with a law on sex workers, the Supreme Court, in exercise of its powers under Article 142, has issued a series of directions on their “rehabilitation”. What is the case, what has the top court directed to be implemented?

No law yet, Supreme Court asks cops to treat sex workers with dignity

May 27, 2022 5:37 am

A bench presided by Justice L Nageswara Rao also asked the Centre to spell out its stand on recommendation by a panel appointed by it in 2011 to exempt sex workers — who are adults and participates with consent — from criminal action.

Legally, sex worker can say no, not married woman: Delhi HC judge

May 12, 2022 11:12 am

State cannot have a plausible 'legitimate interest' in saving a marriage when that marriage is 'tyranny', says Justice Rajiv Shakdher

South Korean K-pop star Seungri jailed for 3 years in sex scandal

August 12, 2021 4:41 pm

Seungri, once part of South Korea's K-pop 'royalty,' was convicted on charges related to arranging sex workers for potential investors in his entertainment firm.

Sex workers in India on the verge of debt bondage and slavery, says a study

December 24, 2020 11:46 am

Between lockdowns and slow business, sex workers may be compelled to push the next generation into the trade

No bank account or Aadhaar card, most sex workers in Mumbai won’t get financial aid

November 26, 2020 10:59 am

With the state making bank account and Aadhaar card mandatory to avail the direct benefit transfer, of the 14,000 estimated commercial sex workers in the city, the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) - which is making a list of beneficiaries - has managed to come up with only 5,600 names for registration so far.

Maharashtra to give rations, aid to Mumbai sex workers during pandemic

November 25, 2020 11:09 am

Each sex worker will receive Rs 5,000 per month along with three kg of wheat and two kg of rice.

In search of a better life, sex workers in Amalner hone their entrepreneurial skills

October 08, 2020 12:38 am

Meanwhile, Rosie (name changed), another CSW from the region, said she was interested in becoming a retailer of centering plates, which are used in the construction of buildings.

SC direction to Centre, states on distribution of monthly dry rations, cash transfer to sex workers

September 22, 2020 8:00 pm

Senior advocate Jayant Bhushan, who has been appointed as Amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter, submitted that the plight of sex workers could be solved if they were provided ration cards without insisting on identity proof.

Mumbai: Campaign in Kamathipura garners over 700 signatures from residents

September 06, 2020 12:18 pm

The locals also cited a study released in June by the Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine which projected 4,00,000 Covid-19 infections and 12,000 among workers and residents in India’s red light areas in the space of a year if brothels are allowed to re-open.