News & Views

No Grounds for Confusion over Positions of IPC and POCSO over Sex with Wife below 18 & 15 years.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Some people have a misapprehension that there is an unresolved conflict between the Indian penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act- 2012( POCSO) w.r.t sex with one’s wife who is between the age of 15 and 18 years..Read More

Revised Comments on the 3rd Draft of the Anti-Human Trafficking Bill 2016, India

Friday, August 26, 2016
The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India has released a Draft Bill claiming to introduce a new comprehensive and single national anti human trafficking law.The article argues that the proposed law completely fails to introduce a single comprehensive law against human trafficking..Read More

Quick Comments on India’s Anti Human Trafficking Bill’s 4th Draft – Dr. Pravin Patkar

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A Bill to prevent trafficking in person, to provide care, protection and rehabilitation to the victims of trafficking, to prosecute offenders and to create a legal, economic, and social environment against trafficking of persons and for matters connected therewith or incidental..Read More

HIV/AIDS and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Saturday, December 19, 2015
We at Prerana believe in comprehensively protecting girls, young women and their children from being trafficked for sex trade and help them gain dignity and livelihood options. This understanding has come from working for decades in Kamathipura, Mumbai’s oldest red-light district..Read More

From Cambodia to India: The Sinister Orphanage Tourism

Saturday, December 5, 2015
About six months ago, at two locations in Mumbai, we saw a giant size hoarding which was essentially a fund raising advertisement by an NGO for its Children’s Home. The advertisement disturbed us on many counts. It disclosed the facial identity of a child. It mentioned her real name and age..Read More

What happened to the 15th Draft of the proposed law the Anti Human Trafficking Bill?

Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Ministry of Women & Child Development Govt of India took up an initiative in 2015 to come up with an omnibus law against human trafficking and constituted a Committee in September 2015 in which it also included a handful representatives of a few civil society organizations and a couple of ‘experts’.The flip flop in the series of Drafts was evident..Read More

Linking It Right: How DNA Testing Can Help Mumbai’s Missing Children

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Government of Maharashtra proposes to carry out DNA tests on the children used for begging and lost childs.It claims that the procedure would conclusively reveal if the latter are the biological parents of the child or not.If they are found to be unrelated, the government proposes to trace the parents through DNA database..Read More

Prerana’s Outreach: Protecting Vulnerable Children in Mumbai’s Red Light Areas

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Kamathipura red light area is a constantly buzzing hive of stinging viciousness and extreme danger, particularly for children who are captive candidates for being trafficked. One of the main reasons why Prerana’s centres are located right in the midst of the red light areas is to ensure that we are constantly on the vigil..Read More