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The women and child development (WCD) department is now asking its social and anganwadi workers to be on high alert in slums and chawls to keep an eye on the tiny marriage halls.
The court said newly introduced Rule 19 (1) (C) of Maharashtra Prisons (Mumbai Furlough and Parole) Rules, which restricted grant of emergency parole to convicts under special laws, covers the POCSO Act.
Jogini is an illegal practice, where women are turned into sex slaves by getting them “married to a deity.”
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
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.