Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"It is time the nation looked squarely at the sleaze-bomb ticking like a time-bomb in our midst.... The ITPA [Immoral Traffic and Prevention Act] Amendment 2006 Bill needs close examination and national debate to ensure proper framing - but to provide unambiguous legal underpinning and sufficient resource-backing to make the prostitution of persons near-impossible. It must serve as the normative in society to prevent trafficking/commercial sex; to protect and pull out prostituted women and children already caught in this vicious trap; prosecute and punitively penalise procurers, pimps, brothel runners and others living off prostitution, including the buyers whose demand for women's bodies spurs their sale."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founding President, Streebal (Organization devoted to women's issues in India), 1975-present