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For a sex worker respect is an unknown commodity. Instead of respect what they do get are beatings and violence. In the red light areas of Kolkata, they are organising themselves to fight the cruelty. Prema Rajaram has the story of an organizations that looks after their welfare and tries to keep them safe. Close to70,000 sex workers are registered with it.
The stigma attached to a sex worker frequently extends beyond her alone. Her children face social ostracism too as they struggle to create their own identity outside the shadow. A ray of light comes in NGOs helping them start life afresh. Prema Rajaram has more.
Most sex workers don't have a bank account. Because banks insist on identity proofs that they can n't provide. So 15 years ago in Kolkata some of them started a bank of their own. Today it has 15000 account holders. And more importantly every account holder has an identity.
...like Tote and Indigo, on fashion ramps, on yachts in Amsterdam, in (the red-light districts of) Kamathipura in Mumbai and Sonagachi in Kolkata. " Narain particularly enjoyed performing in a tree house in Khajuraho, at an international sex workers seminar,...
Times of India
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This video is an awareness project for Modern Asian Perspectives class 2010, Singapore American School. It discusses the issue of sexual slavery or forced prostitution in India. For more information go to: www.sexualslaveryinindia.wetpaint.com Do something to stop this human rights violation! Go to: www.apneaap.org and support Apne Aap- a charity that works to rescue women and children in India's red-light district and provide them with an education and a safe home. Works Cited The Cages ...of Despair- Revised. 2007. Photograph. Flickr, Mumbai. Flickr. 09 Aug. 2007. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. www.flickr.com Dhobi Ghat Open Air Laundry, Mumbai, India 7.JPG. 2008. Photograph. Flickr, Dhobi Ghat. Flickr. 23 Sept. 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. www.flickr.com Gresham, Jon. File:Sonagachi Jon Gresham 2.jpg. 2005. Photograph. Wikipedia, Kolkata. Wikipedia. 2005. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. en.wikipedia.org Gresham, Jon. Sonagachi Jon Gresham 1.jpg. 2005. Photograph. Wikipedia, Kolkata. Wikipedia. 2005. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. commons.wikimedia.org India - Faces - Rural Women Driving Their Own Change 1. 2008. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. 03 Jan. 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. www.flickr.com India - Faces - Rural Women from a SHG. 2008. Photograph. Flickr, Tamil Nadu. Flickr. 15 Aug. 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. www.flickr.com India - Sights & Culture - Rural House. 2009. Photograph. Flickr, Tamil Nadu. Flickr. 27 May 2009. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. www.flickr.com Kamatipura. 2008. Photograph. Flickr, Mumbai. Flickr. 02 Feb ...
This is a video I made about what love looks like all over the world. I wanted to capture as many aspects of love that I could and help people recognize how present God is in every moment of their lives. He loves us so much, and we forget how good He really is. Even in the worst moments of our lives He is with us.
After Chandni Bar, Tabu will work as a Sex Worker again in Sudipto Chattopadhyay's Sonagachi
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...has spent twenty years of her life as a sex worker in the red-light district of Sonagachi near Kolkata. Like thousands in Sonagachi, she struggles every day to keep the deadly virus of AIDS at bay. While Sumita comes to the narrow alleys that house hundreds...
...a former sex worker and DurbarÔÇÖs programme director, citing a survey. Kolkata: In 1992, when the Union government launched in SonagachiÔÇöKolkataÔÇÖs biggest red-light districtÔÇöa programme to spread awareness on sexually transmitted diseases, there was no union...
The Unstoppable Indians: Sonagachi, in north Kolkata, is probably South Asia's largest red light district. But beyond this fact, it is amazing to see what the women there have achieved by organising themselves into a union that fights for civil rights and a secure future.
...to HIV/AIDS because it finally gave them the attention they deserved from fellow human beings. ay afternoon, Jana, founder of The Sonagachi Project, discussed the question of morality for sex work in a lecture in Stiteler Hall. He stressed that the Indian...
After Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee, now its Bipasha Basu who is going to play the role of a commercial sex worker. The very famous director Sudipto Chattopadhyay, who is awaiting his movie Pankhs release, has offered another role to the Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu for his next film Sonagachi. Sonagachi is one of Asia's largest red-light districts in Kolkata with more than 10000 sex workers. The film will be based on the story of a prostitute living in sonagachi, who raises a child suffering from Paraphilia. The movie will revolve around the hardships faced by the protagonist in raising the child. Bipasha Basu is known for playing bold roles across various movies such as Jism, Ajnabee, No entry, and more. So playing a bolder role for yet another movie wouldnt be that difficult for her.
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Watch the super hit song 'Thediyadhu kidachaale...' featuring Kamal Haasan and Mahanadhi Shobana. Music is by Ilayaraja.
Creative Inputs - Diptanshu Roy. Images of a street where we celebrated Christmas, went for our first date, had our first drink, chatted with friends till dawn and walked aimlessly without a care in the world.
A photo documentary
Kolkata, May 1 (ANI): Sex workers of Sonagachi, one of country's biggest red light centers in Kolkata, took out a torch rally on Friday seeking legalization of their profession. The torch rally was organised under the sponsorship of a self-help group, dedicated to the cause of the sex workers. Around 500 sex workers paraded down streets of Kolkata to press for their demands. The sex workers said that their profession is just like any other profession and hence they should not be looked down upon.
Kolkata sexworkers as poll personnel in the Lok Sabha election.
My first time seeing the red light area in Calcutta.
My first three days in Calcutta.
... However, the candidates of various political parties from North Kolkata constituency, under which the red light district of Sonagachi falls, affirm their commitment to the cause of the sex workers. Mohammad Salim, the candidate of Communist Party India (Marxist)...
...of the Kolkata Police confirmed to The Indian Express that on September 28, 2005, Anjali, after a tip-off, was rescued from a Sonagachi brothel at Masjid Bari Lane since she was a minor. She was moved to a juvenile welfare home where she stayed until February...
Call Girls Rawalpindi
this is a short video documenting a conversation i had with a sex worker in sonargachi. it also tries to document to some extent the space and my experience in sonargachi.
...in the past, is all set to explore yet another relatively untouched topic in his next film. Gupta's next is a film called Sonagachi which is based on Kolkata's infamous red-light area Sonagachi. The maverick producer-director confirmed the news. "Yes, I am...
Computer and bedroom
This is one of the most gut wrenching scenes in the history of Tamil cinema. Kamal finds his daughter sold to Sonagachi Red Light area in Calcutta. He brings her back but just watch him emote! The best actor at his very best. ... Kamal Haasan Poornam Vishwanathan Sukanya Mahanadhi Shobana Rajesh Hanifa Thalaivasal Vijay SN Lakshmi
I edited this video from different clips I shot during my stay in India in 2008. Locations include New Delhi, Mussoorie, Agra, Rishikesh and Neemrana. The music is by Damien SAEZ, on his fourth album, Paris (Cinq 7)
Kolkata Randi Bazaar, BK Pal.
this is a visual journey of the mind and soul of children of marginalised children from Red Liight Areas of Kolkata reflected in their sensitive drawings and in song written,composed and sung by country's most popular Pop Singer and activist Usha Uthup. Concept by Ruchira Gupta, Executive Director Apneaap Women Worldwide. www.apneaap.org
Magazinbeitrag - ARTE Kultur 2006 gaffer & grip filmproduktion www.gafferundgrip.de
...of entertainers,ÔÇŁ said banners the women carried in the rally, which snaked from Kolkata's largest red light district of Sonagachi to a university campus, witnesses and police said. Prostitution is illegal in India but the police turn a blind eye to the flourishing...
...Thousands of sex workers from different parts of West Bengal on Tuesday took out a May Day torch rally from the Sonagachi red light area, demanding social rights and the status of a regular worker. Over 3,000 sex workers participated in the rally that started...
A moment of pure beauty from the Academy award (2005) winning documentary film "Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids"
...Kolkata this week have been pressing for full legalisation. In the latest bid, announced at a gathering Thursday in a park in Sonagachi, the city's biggest red light district, sex workers said they were willing to pay the government to leave them alone. "Many...
made in berlin. music by carlos colmer, text: c.colmer & j. duell, idea/direction and produced by josh duell, camera: grischa schaufuss (www.schaufuss.info),actors: carlos colmer & anke fiedler (www.anke-fiedler.de), guy in the car: matthias gerigk, guy on the street: j. duell
...and social development from below through his Grameen Bank, but many would be surprised to know that sex workers in Kolkata's Sonagachi red-light district have a similar bank catering to their financial needs. The bank is an attempt to make a difference in...
...and lyrics of a song calling for a boycott of the elections. "The boycott call has not been given by the sex workers of Sonagachi alone. The decision has been conveyed to our 66 branches across the State, and we have support from our colleagues in...