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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. 

With SOP in place & mandatory use of masks and gloves, business resumes haltingly in Pune's red light area

June 23, 2020 6:11 pm

Throughout the lockdown, over 2,000 commercial sex workers (CSWs) were being provided ration in a coordinated effort by the local police and various NGOs working for the welfare of the women.

Maharashtra: Among those set off homeward, sex workers from Bhiwandi

June 03, 2020 5:46 am

"After the lockdown, work came to a complete stop. There were no clients and we were also scared... what if someone whom we meet was infected?” the 28-year-old woman said over the phone from her home in Jharkhand.

Pune: What’s the point of voting, ask sex workers in Budhwar Peth

October 16, 2019 1:26 am

Tejaswi Sevekari, in charge of sex workers’ collective Saheli, said fearing more police raids, many sex workers had left the area. They have started working in other areas at lower rates, she said.