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“No single hand can produce claps”: A Feminist evaluate of customers’ liability for availing sexual services under Indian Law

By Prabha Kotiswaran Sex work debates around the world are saturated with normative questions around thecommodification of women’s bodies and whether selling sexual services is an assault on women’sdignity and human rights or whether it is merely an expression of their economic and sexual… Continue Reading ““No single hand can produce claps”: A Feminist evaluate of customers’ liability for availing sexual services under Indian Law”

Book Launch: Gowri Vijayakumar – At risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis

Gowri Vijayakumar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching use feminist and transnational perspectives to illuminate the trajectories of social movements, the everyday life of the state, and the political economy of globalization. Her new… Continue Reading “Book Launch: Gowri Vijayakumar – At risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis”

Trafficking of labour in Global Supply Chains: Understanding the central debates

Critical engagement with contemporary discourses on extreme exploitation such as ‘modern slavery’, ‘trafficking’, ‘forced labour’, ‘indenture labour’ and ‘bonded labour’ throw open not only academic debate on forms of neo-servitude, but also outlines the failures of regulatory approaches on the ground which have for… Continue Reading “Trafficking of labour in Global Supply Chains: Understanding the central debates”

Of Freedoms & Agency: Commercial Surrogacy and Reproductive Rights – by Sneha Banerjee

Dr. Sneha Banerjee is a research associate exploring commercial surrogacy in India On 5-6th December 2019, I participated in the International Conference on (Non)Reproductive Freedom: Theories, Experiences and Movements at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice organised by the feminist journal – DEP. Apart from… Continue Reading “Of Freedoms & Agency: Commercial Surrogacy and Reproductive Rights – by Sneha Banerjee”

Has the Dial Moved on the Indian Sex Work Debate?

Download Prabha Kotiswaran’s latest piece in Economic & Political Weekly.

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