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A bottle of sanitiser kept outside a room at one of the brothels of GB Road | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Covid divides Delhi’s sex workers — for some nothing’s off limits, others turn down offers

The red-light area at Delhi’s GB Road is slowly getting back to business, after suffering an unprecedented hit on account of the novel coronavirus. 
Women stand on the terrace of a brothel on G.B. Road | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
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Anti-trafficking Bill has scope for confusion. Here’s what will work: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

The proposed legislation includes punishment for trafficking for forced labour and marriage but neglects trafficking for sexual exploitation and organ trade.
Transgender persons observe physical distancing while they wait for food in Tamil Nadu (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Struggling transgenders, HIV patients, sex workers approach govt for shelter & livelihoods

Top official of NACO, under health ministry, writes to social justice ministry, asking for these people to be included in social protection schemes.
Women stand on the terrace of a brothel on G.B. Road | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

For sex workers on Delhi’s G.B. Road, Covid has robbed them of a livelihood like no other

Sex workers don't expect business to resume for many months as Covid-19 means social distancing at all times.
Representational image of a hand sanitiser

Brothels in Nevada to stay open with promises of more hand-washing, sanitiser use

Nevada’s brothels are still open though they’re taking precautions. The Nevada Brothel Association said workers are already subjected to weekly health tests.
Sex worker standing on the edge of a pavement with her face hidden

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.
File photo of a community of sex workers

Note ban impact: Sex workers coping with low footfall, rate cuts

Activists, sociologists slam minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s remarks, accuse him of being insensitive to the plight of thousands of sex workers.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.