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The apex court bench was hearing a plea which has raised the problems faced by sex workers on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite curbs, spike in interventions after distress calls; state governments scramble to cope, many in Covid hotspots yet to set up monitoring systems
From UP to Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh to Jharkhand, eight states fall short in setting up anti-trafficking units
Experts now warn that the next few months are crucial, and effective action could spell the difference between mitigation and a full-blown crisis.
Prostitution is a way of life for thousands of families in the Mandsaur region of Madhya Pradesh state. But winds of change are blowing and young girls are now learning digital skills. Murali Krishnan reports.
A couple in Hyderabad has been accused of trafficking several young girls from Bangladesh for sex work.
The prostituted women living in these RLAs have little to no agency. Often they are under close control of their brothelkeeper or aadmi (a kind of pimp), with little voice of their own. Here is one such case of a prostituted mother who was forced to leave her child in the hands of her brothelkeeper, but continued to fight the odds to rescue her child.
Over the course of Prerana’s work in the red-light area, we have come across countless stories of a mother’s resilience to give her children the freedom they deserve. Here is one such case of a mother who fought for her son’s freedom from the clutches of her brothel keeper, and the impact created when multiple stakeholders work together.