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Gloria Steinem vs. Prostitution in India

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
American Anthropological Association

The NYT series gives a glimpse of how the anti-trafficking message is being put together, with creative uses of both the age-old idea of Indian women being fundamentally oppressed, as well as a newer idea that there is a feminist movement there positioned to resolve sexism, in part by abolishing prostitution.

The Subaltern Can Speak for Themselves

Apne Aap | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
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The images of red light districts are burned into the collective mind: seedy, dark, unsavory places where people go to do unsavory things with filthy women. In India, specifically, poor, minority, and low caste girls are vulnerable to being forced into sex trafficking.

Survivors of Prostitution Changed the Law in India

Apne Aap | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Apne Aap

In October 2006, a timid young woman in a bright blue sari named Kumkum Chettry, got up before a parliament committee in India, and described being kicked, punched, abused and raped repeatedly.

The Hope That Education Brings

Apne Aap | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Apne Aap

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn the red light area, children's access to mainstream education, health and protection services are often blocked due to stigma.