Monday, January 14, 2008

India turns to prostitutes to help beat trafficking

Reuters reports --

"Authorities in eastern India have teamed up with prostitutes as the
officials accelerate a drive against the trafficking of girls into the
trade.

It is a rare display of official approval for the efforts of
prostitutes in West Bengal's Sonagachhi area, one of Asia's largest
red-light districts.

In the past year alone a prostitutes' organization has rescued more
than 550 women and girls from brothels and from traffickers, the
state's social welfare department officials said."

Read the full article at --
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSDEL2157520080111

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