A DMSC official said that the subsidised napkins were sold by Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society, commonly known as Usha Bank formed in 1995.

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"It has been proved that if you can succeed in controlling transmission amongst sex workers, you can be rest assured that you will not face an epidemic. and the rest of the world need to see that," said John, a 30-year-old sex worker from Nairobi. We are part of the solution." Trust Law is a global hub for free legal assistance and news and information on good governance and women's rights run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

They must be part of the discussion." A study published by the Lancet Journal of Infectious Diseases in March showed that female sex workers' risk of HIV infection is 14 times higher than those of other women, adding this was a "disproportionately high" burden of the disease.

According to shopowners, over 7,000 shops in Kolkata and about a lakh across Bengal will be on strike.

Dutta, who has been been remanded to five-day police custody, told mediapersons while being taken to court: “This is a political game, I have been framed and everyone knows why this is not the right time to speak.” Tension first erupted in Baduria on July 4 after the Facebook post showing “objectionable images” linked to the Prophet and Kaaba Sharif in Mecca went viral, following which a mob vandalised shops and homes, and set fire to vehicles, triggering retaliatory attacks.

The tax is likely to increase the prices of sanitary napkins, which might compel the sex workers to switch back to the use of cloths, considered to be unhygienic.

“In 2000, the rate of usage of sanitary napkins among sex workers was 20 per cent and now more than 85 per cent of them use sanitary napkins,” Samarjit Jana, an official of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), the umbrella organisation of the sex workers, told PTI.Sex workers have no freedom to protest the abuses they face, to move and work freely. "Each visa decision depends on case-specific circumstances, and decisions on eligibility and waivers are only determined at the time of the interview," said an email response from the U. We cannot even go to big meetings where decisions about us are being made." The United States is hosting the annual IAC for the first time in 20 years, after President Barack Obama lifted a travel ban on HIV-positive people in 2009. (ALSO READ: GST: Sanitary Napkins and Cigarettes to Become Expensive from July 1) “We placed bulk orders with a company, which supplied the sanitary pads at a rate mush lower than the market.But now most of these companies have refused to provide them at subsidized rates on the ground that raw materials have been charged at 12-18 per cent GST,” another official of Durbar said..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:bullet.