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Red Light Area Rising: Talk to Me

India > Kolkata > Munshigunj, Kolkata > 2014-01-12 > 17:00

About The Event

Based on an idea conceived by Jasmeen Patheja of the Blank Noise project and in association with Mudar Pathreya, Eina Ahluwalia the red-light area of Munshigunge, Kolkata are #Rising4Justice by an initiative called TALK TO ME. Three survivors of prostitution of Apne Aap Women Worldwide- Piu, Ayesha, Shabnam and Uma (a daughter of the red-light area) along with artist Lena Kejriwal and other project members from Apne Aap on tables on a street outside the brothels of Munshigunge as well as the bustling Park Street of Kolkata asked passing by men to talk to them over tea and samosas. The only condition was that the men could talk about anything except sex, like questions about the women and their lives. These women , our #ActionHeroes talked to passerby men, also presenting a flower to the person across the table. Women living in the red-light area overcame their fears and rose against #Prostitution and #SexTrafficking in their lives.

About The Organization

Apne Aap Women Worldwide

Organizes women in prostitution and caste-communities trapped in inter-generational prostitution to end sex trafficking in the red-light areas of Bengal, Bihar, Delhi and Haryana in India.

Till Feb 14, women from red light areas will hold an event every day to rise for justice. Watch this space to see what we do!

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Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Kolkata Feild Office

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