Consultations held with Stakeholders on Trafficking Bill 2018

Members of the National Network of Sex Workers undertook a 4 month long advocacy process to draw attention to the concerns of sex workers and other stakeholders on the Trafficking Bill 2018. Seven Consultations were held with over 200 stakeholders in Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Ranchi and Lucknow.

Over 4000 sex workers from seven states and 32 districts have submitted their signatures to call on the WCD Minister to explicitly exclude sex workers working of their own volition; from the ambit of the Trafficking Bill. In addition, 200 people have endorsed the collated critique. The Collated Critique has emerged from the responses and inputs from a group of activists, lawyers. The critique has been submitted to the Women and Child Minister.

Links To News Articles Trafficking Bill Open Forum - Pune (English Report) Trafficking Bill Open Forum - Ranchi Collated Comments, Trafficking Bill 2018-8July 2018, submission FINAL Endorsements, Trafficking Bill critique Suggested Amendments to Trafficking Bill Endorsements from over 4000 sex workers Scanned Signatures Note for MP's Letter to WCD Reduced Critique (Marathi) Reduced Critique (Hindi) Trafficking Bill Open Forum - Hydrabad Trafficking Bill Open Forum - Pune Trafficking Bill Open Forum - Bangalore Trafficking Bill Open Forum - Delhi