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Indrani Sinha Biography

Founder and Executive Director of Sanlaap
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“Before we speak on the issue of legalisation of prostitution, we need to recognise prostitution for what it is: a situation that begins with rape and a choiceless choice and continues with denial and exploitation. Simultaneously, as women and as activists, it is our responsibility to create the options and the spaces, which would prevent the birth of this violence…And to draw the attention of all agencies, State and non-State towards the same….

Would we advocate that child labour be legalised just because it exists? A form of violence cannot be accepted merely because it is there and has been for centuries; the basis of its existence needs to be challenged.”

Women’s Feature Service, Mar. 5, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Executive Director, Sanlaap, 1987-present
  • Former Consultant, Oxfam
  • Former English Teacher
  • Sanlaap, under her tenure, won “best women’s organization” by the National Commission for Women (India) in 2000.
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