Activists weigh in on the rights of sex workers

HerStory spoke with prominent activists working for this cause to find out whether things will change for the better or is there still a long way to go before sex workers can lead the lives they deserve.
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Last month, in a landmark order, the Supreme Court of India recognised prostitution as a profession and also ordered police to treat sex workers with dignity. It issued six directions safeguarding the interest of sex workers. 

It also called on the Press Council of India to direct the media not to publish or telecast any photos that would reveal their identities. Publishing or telecasting their photographs from raid or rescue operations will be a criminal offence. 

What does this order mean for sex workers and their right to lead a life with dignity? 

HerStory spoke with prominent activists working for this cause to find out whether things will change for the better or is there still a long way to go before sex workers can lead the lives they deserve. 

Read the story here.


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