Friday, 27 May, 2022
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TopicSex work

Topic: Sex work

Between consent and coercion: The women powering India’s ‘desi porn’ revolution

From OnlyFans to devar-bhabhi web shows, India’s desi adult performers are monetising their own sexuality and capitalising on male desire.

Banned in 1988, this ‘religious’ practice still forces Telangana’s Dalit women into sex slavery

The rescue of a 25-yr-old woman last month has once again brought focus on a centuries-old practice that has morphed into a social evil whose victims suffer deeply.

Give dry rations to sex workers even if they can’t show ID proof, SC tells states and UTs

Petition in SC claimed sex workers have been left out of Covid-19 response because of social stigma and marginalisation, and are in urgent need of support.

99% of sex workers in Pune’s major red-light area want alternative livelihood, study finds

Study by Asha Care Trust included 300 respondents in Budhwar Peth, India’s third-largest red-light area housing nearly 3,000 sex workers in around 700 brothels.

There’s an economic and social case to decriminalising sex work

Supporters argue that when sex work is legalised, violence against women declines. But skeptics argue that prostitution erodes the moral fabric of society.

World Day Against Trafficking: Activists divided on India’s anti-trafficking bill

Some voiced concerns that the bill will bring voluntary sex workers under the scanner while others say it will help vulnerable sections.

Huge drop in HIV infections in India due to sustained efforts: UN

Report mentions countries decriminalising sex work saw fewer workers contracting HIV.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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