Prostitution in India

Article 6: States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to suppress all forms of traffic in women and exploitation of prostitution of women in India. According to a 1994 report in Asian Age there are at least 70,000 women sex workers in Delhi, Madras, Calcutta, Bangalore and Hyderbad. 30% of these women are under 20 years of age. 40% are 20-30 years of age, and approximately 15% of them became prostitutes as children under the age of 12.

In India, many innocent victims are forced into prostitution by their husbands or relatives. Some are tricked or enticed into prostitution.

Links :

Apne-aap The coalition to end sex trafficking and organize marginalized women and girls

Women traffic The bondage of cross-border sex-workers to India. India Trafficking of Nepali Girls and Women to India’s Brothels

Escape from Prostitution Apne Aap turns destroyed lives around in Kamathipura

Asiasource Trafficking of Children for Prostitution and the UNICEF response

The National Commission For Women – A must visit site. Organisation for helping and  protecting women in India. Help for dowry issues, female foeticide, child marriage, sexual harassment, and legal advice.

 Sexual Harassment in India, abuse, rape, pornography.

Dowry in India
Sati in India
Abortion in India, Infanticide, Foeticide, Son preference.
Prostitution in India

Domestic Violence in India

NGOs in India

Human rights in India


Women’s Health in India

Womens education  in India Unemployment Women in Rural India