Durbar

Children of sex workers get a helping hand in India

A news story by Manipadma Jena featured on newsroomjersey.com on the 17 February 2010. The story explains the difficulties that the children of sex workers face in India, particularly their exclusion from the mainstream school system because of sex work related stigma and discrimination. It outlines how the Durbar Women's Collaborative Committee, with assistance from their children, have countered this problem through the establishment of alternative schools and centres where older children can learn vocational skills.

Streetwalkers Show the Way: Reframing the Global Debate on Trafficking from Sex Workers’ Perspectives

This paper documents action research and discussions on trafficking by Durbar, a network of 60,000 female, male and transgender sex workers in India. Durbar finds that the realities of trafficking as experienced by sex workers are very different from the myths. Durbar’s research found that while most of the sex workers they interviewed were poor and lacked options, they left home by their own choice, in search of better livelihoods, to escape violence or drudgery, or to seek love.

Streetwalkers show the way: reframing the global debate on trafficking from sex worker perspectives

An IDS Working Paper by Bandyopadhyay N. which documents action research from Durbar in India.

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