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Making Red Light Areas Safe for Children

Direct action with young people living in Red Light Areas remains one of the core functions of DIKSHA to date. Children of all genders growing up in Red Light Areas are vulnerable to being sucked into the sex trade economy: girls and 'feminised' boys as paid sexual service providers, and boys as pimps and traffickers. DIKSHA enables children of all genders to change this pre-determined narrative and write their own life scripts. Gender relations transform in this process of working together as equal partners in change. We currently work in 5 red-light and quasi-red-light areas in Kolkata.

DIKSHA at the Grassroots: What We Do
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