Varta Trust organizational logo: The word ‘Varta’ written out in black colour in a bold stylized typeface in all capitals on a white background. The text is inside a rectangle finely outlined in black. The first ‘A’ in ‘Varta’ is affixed with the graphic of a bugle on top. The bugle faces to the right, and breaks the rectangular outline where it sticks out above the logo lettering. Tagline below the logo says "Gender, Sexuality, Intimacy, Publishing". Logo artwork credit: Rudra Kishore Mandal

New post on the 'Varta' webzine

Dear Reader

We have just published the following post in the webzine.

We look forward to your feedback!
Varta Team

Anti-trafficking Bill must be reconsidered (again)

By Namrata

In July 2018, the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India (MWCD) introduced the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha. The objective of the Bill was to provide for a comprehensive legislation that covered varied forms of human trafficking, allow for the prosecution of the accused, and provide a framework for …
Quote: “What is particularly troubling about the 2021 anti-trafficking Bill is that consent is not a defence when it comes to raids and rescues, thus enabling law enforcement to mirror trends under the ITPA where persons who are voluntarily in the sex trade are picked up and forcibly placed in protection and rehabilitation homes against their will.”
facebook youtube twitter 
Email Marketing Powered by MailPoet