India

Sex workers in India combat stigma to demand rights and health care

Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM) is an HIV/AIDS organization that works primarily with sex workers. SANGRAM is based in the Sangli district in Maharashtra state. 

Crossing boundaries: Bangladeshi sex workers in Calcutta

An article by Malini Sur of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam published in the IIAS Newsletter.

Sex workers run restaurant in Mysore

A news story by Team Mangalorean Bangalore featured on mangalorean.com on the 18 February 2010. The story outlines how sex workers have utilised a World Bank grant to start their own restaurant in Mysore. The purpose of the restaurant is to challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers it has also provided income generation opportunities for older sex workers. Profits from the Ashodaya restaurant fund a hospice for those terminally ill with AIDS. And, when unclaimed bodies are found in the city, it is this group that pays for the last rites - work that few others would be willing to do. 

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.

Indian sect members vow to marry sex workers

A BBC news story available online about 'wedding volunteers' in India who believe that by marrying sex workers they will 'save' them and reduce the spread of HIV.

Beyond the red light

This news story by Joeanna Rebello was published in the Times of India on the 16 January 2009.

From Client to Pimp: Male Violence Against Female Sex Workers

Article by Karandikar S and Próspero M in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 25, No. 2, 257-273 (2010). The study explores intimate partner violence (IPV) among female sex workers from the red-light area based in Mumbai, India. Using a grounded theory approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with ten sex workers to explore their experiences of IPV in the context of commercial sex work. Narratives were analyzed and themes constructed.

SANGRAM: Sex Worker Organizing in India

To celebrate International Human Rights Day (2009) the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), SANGRAM and rural Indian sex worker advocates have released a new short film.

Modelling emerging HIV epidemics: the role of injecting drug use and sexual transmission in the Russian Federation, China and India

An article by Grassly NC, Lowndes CM, Rhodes T, Judd A, Renton A and Garnett GP in the International Journal of Drug Policy (2003) Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 25-43.
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