In Kolkata’s Red Light Area, Girls Kick Taboo; Makes Its First Football Team

December 12, 2019 0 By JohnValbyNation

Sonagachhi, where thousands of women work in the sex trade in abysmal conditions, has struck a blow for the girl child.

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The city’s biggest red-light area can now boast of its first women’s football team. Christened ‘Amra Padatik’, the team will start training from the first week of August.

The initiative, taken by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, which has been fighting for the rights of sex workers, attempts to tackle the stigmatisation that children of sex workers experience due to their mother’s occupation through football that is globally associated with the fight against discrimination.