A recipe for injustice: India’s new trafficking bill expands a troubled rescue, rehabilitation, and repatriation framework
India’s proposed trafficking in persons bill replicates the flaws of the existing framework. It must be re-written if it is to better the lives of the women it purports to help.
Critical reflections on raid and rescue operations in New Delhi
Accompanying a raid and rescue operation poses difficult questions for those involved, pushing the boundaries between victim and non-victim.
Rescued but not released: the ‘protective custody’ of sex workers in India
Protective homes for women in India are carceral institutions that confine women rescued from the sex trade. Tied to a moralistic agenda of reform, protective homes restrict women’s freedom in multiple ways.