Karnataka Sex Workers Union

The Karnataka Sex Workers Union is a trade union of women, men and transgender sexworkers, who live in the state of Karnataka, India. The Union seeks to be registered as a trade union in India. We advocate for the rights of all sex workers.


Issue Ration, Voter Cards to Sex Workers, SC to Govt
PTI | NEW DELHI | SEP 15, 2011 The Supreme Court today directed the Centre and states to consider the idea of providing ration cards and voter identity cards to sex workers without insisting on strict verification like seeking their professional status.
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Supreme Court considers regulating prostitution
NEW DELHI, JULY 20, 2011 | UPDATED 09:52 IST
In a move which could lead to the formal regulation of prostitution in the country, the Supreme Court is mulling laying down “conditions conducive” for sex workers to carry on their profession with dignity.
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July 20, 2011
Sex Workers Rehabilitation Case latest orders of the Honourable Supreme Court of India
This case was initially a criminal appeal, but later was converted into a Public Interest Litigation suo motu by our order dated 14th February, 2011. By that order we dismissed the criminal appeal of the appellant and upheld his conviction. However, we were of the opinion that the problems of sex workers required urgent attention by this Court. Hence, we proceeded thereafter to continue with the case as a Public Interest Litigation and passed several orders    thereon, including      an       order   dated     19.07.2011 setting up a Panel with Mr. Pradip Ghosh, Senior Advocate, as its Chairman.
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Sex workers also human beings, entitled to a life of dignity, says SC
Express News Service
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 at 0608 hrs IST
New Delhi Invoking images of sex workers from Hindi classic film Pyaasa to Dostoyevsky novel to the life of Lord Buddha, the Supreme Court on Monday said “prostitutes” are “also human beings and no one has the right to assault or murder them”.
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Train prostitutes for jobs: SC tells govt
It is considered the world’s oldest trade, but behind the veil of prostitution lies a tale of poverty and the horror of physical abuse. For centuries, these women have titillated the male fantasy, but their own life is a story of denial.
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SC Asks Centre, States to Rehabilitate Prostitutes
PTI | NEW DELHI | FEB 14, 2011
Observing that sex workers are also entitled to the protection of Article 21(Liberty), the Supreme Court today directed the Centre and states/Union Territories to prepare suitable rehabilitation schemes for their welfare.
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Prostitution should be legalised: Priya Dutt
Feb 8, Indore:
Describing commercial sex workers as part of the society, Congress M P Priya Dutt said their profession should be legalised.
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Prostitution Should be Legalised: Priya Dutt
PTI | INDORE | FEB 08, 2011
Stating that commercial sex workers too are a part of the society, Congress M P Priya Dutt today said their profession should be legalised.
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