When the marginalised stand up against prostitution, trafficking


New Delhi : Fatima Khatoon and Mohammad Kalam have three things in common: they belong to the Nat community, live in red-light areas in Bihar and are fighting against prostitution and human trafficking.

While Khatoon got married at an early age into a family of prostitutes and child and women traffickers, Kalam’s sisters were sex workers.

Belonging to the Nat community, a denotified tribe that was labelled criminal by the British colonial rulers, they continue to face ridicule from society. Determined to change their own destiny and of others like them, they joined the NGO Apne Aap Women Worldwide that steers these “independent voices” into a more fruitful direction. Continue Reading.