Indian sex workers fight for their rights

by Thomson Reuters Foundation
(documentary/news clip about Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee)
“- A quarter of India’s 2.8 million sex workers are younger than 18 years, some are under 9 years old
-Every day about 200 girls and women in India enter the sex trade, 80 percent of them against their will
-About 7,000 sex workers come to India from Nepal every year, some sold by their parents, others kidnapped or deceived with promises of marriage or a lucrative job
-Kolkatta’s sex worker collective Durbar, with 65,000 members is the largest trade union of its kind in Asia
(SOURCE: cedpa.org, durbar.org)”
(3:40-2011)
mobile.alertnet.org/alertnet/multimedia/video-and-audio/detail.dot?mediaInode=057204ed-2b0e-487f-b9f9-879df1de31e7

Other Works

Traumboy by Daniel Hellman
Podcast Interview with Scarlot Harlot and Jelena Vermilion (Plus Sex Workers Take Back The Night Excerpts)
In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law
WADD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN C. HOLMES

Leave a Reply