The history of sex workers in India
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- Prostitution in India: The Twilight Zone
- From Meena Menon, 27 July 1997. Re the dhaba prostitution along
the highways. The author's revised version below does not entirely
duplicate this one.
- Women in India's trafficking belt
- By Meena Menon, Third World Network Features, 22 mar 1998.
the writer draws attention to socio-economic factors which drive
women to the flesh trade. The solution has to be looked at in
terms of politics and the issue has to be fought politically.
- Twilight zone for women red-light workers along
- By Meena Menon, Third World Network Features, March 1999. All over
India, dhabas (roadside stalls) are mushrooming along the highways,
in which women service truck drivers and motorists. They are poor
women with no other options.
- Sex workers seek Rs 100 as minimum wage
- The Times of India, Sunday 20 February 2000. It could
happen only in Marxist country. Members of the oldest profession
are seeking their just wages in Kerala.
- Sex workers continue to be exploited: Experts
- The Times of India, 24 April 2000. Commercial sex workers
continue to be hounded by the police and the authorities. The
various lacunae in the Immoral Traffic Act (PITA) helps the
police to exploit the workers. Systematic registration of
sex workers would help direct health care measures towards
this group and ensure that no minors entered the profession.