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#Mumbaigangrape- Rapists assaulted 4 other women including rag picker, sex worker in past 6 months

S Ahmed Ali, TNN | Aug 28, 2013, Mumbai gang-rape accused says gang has done it before MUMBAI: The accused in the Mumbai gangrape case have admitted to attacking at least fourwomen in Shakti Mills complex in the last six months, including raping a ragpicker… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – Kids of transgenders, sex workers don’t need father’s name for school admissions #Goodnews

Sanjeev Shivadekar, TNN | Jun 4, 2013, MUMBAI: Transgenders and those in the flesh trade will find it easier to educate their children. In order to make the admission process hassle-free for kids from such sections of the society, the state government… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Critique of Maharashtra Women Policy- 2013 submitted by Women Groups #Vaw #Womenrights

CRITIQUE OF MAHARASHTRA WOMEN POLICY– 2013 SUBMISSION BY- MUMBAI WOMEN GROUPS AND ACTIVISTS MAY 10TH 2013, Kamayani Bali Mahabal The Mumbai Women groups and  activists submitted their critique to the Women  and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad, at the   committee… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra- From Drought to dhandha #Vaw

Published:  Sunday, Mar 31, 2013, 0:27 IST By Yogesh Pawar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Purnima Ahire speaks haltingly in English with a pronounced Marathi accent, an attempt that draws a round of laughter from the women huddled in a lane… Continue Reading →

#India- ‘Voluntary sex work is legal’ #womenrights #goodnews

Published: Sunday, Mar 24, 2013, 9:00 IST By Yogesh Pawar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Sex workers and women’s rights activists have welcomed the government’s move to differentiate ‘prostitution’ from exploitation in the amended Section 370 of the Indian Penal Code…. Continue Reading →

The feminist and the sex worker: Lessons from the Indian experience

By Srilatha Batliwala Himal Mag Despite decades of tension between feminists and sex workers, it is finally becoming clear that the former has much to learn from the latter. Photo: Alessandro Vincenzi From the earliest days of ‘second wave’ feminism, the… Continue Reading →

March 3-International Sex Workers Rights Day- demand for decriminalisation of Sex work #Vaw #Womenrights

March 3, 2013,  Kamayani Bali Mahabal The 3rd of March is International Sex Worker Rights Day. The day originated in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organizers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee,… Continue Reading →

Sex worker saves girl from getting into flesh trade #goodnews #Vaw

  23 Feb 13 The Deccan Herald Nashik (Maha), Feb 23, 2013 (PTI): A 14-year-old girl was rescued by police from a red light area here, thanks to a sex worker. According to police, the girl’s “uncle”, identified as Vjay… Continue Reading →

One Billion Rising # Mumbai- Feminist Film Festival @7dec-9dec #Vaw

  Highlights from the mumbai edition of   OUR LIVES…TO LIVE (NO!to gender violence (films of courage, protest, hope)   7-9 Dec 2013 FD Zone Auditorium, 10th Floor, Films Division, 24 Dr G Deshmukh Marg (Peddar Rd), Mumbai-400026    … Continue Reading →

UN wants prostitution decriminalized to help curb spread of HIV #sexwork

October 23rd, 2012 | News |  By Gian C. Geronimo/GMANEWS – If the United Nations will have its way, soliciting sex or paying for it in the Asia and the Pacific region will no longer risk imprisonment. In a recent report, the UN recommended… Continue Reading →

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