News from the Global South
To the Point
Cybernoon.com - Bombay, India, July 23, 2005 Varsha Kale President of Bharatiya Bar Girls Union - On the recent announcement in the Assembly about the dance bar issue.
Dance Bar Women not Forced into Sex Work: Survey
Hindu.com - Chennai, India, July 20 2005 A survey on the working conditions and background of women working in dance bars here refutes the claim that they were trafficked in from Bangladesh, as suggested by some politicians, or that they are forced into sex work.
Gay Singaporeans Gather to Pray in Country that Outlaws Homosexuality
The Advocate, July 19, 2005 In a country where homosexual sex is punishable by prison time and the government bans gay-themed parties, the Free Community Church stands out. It is the only place of Christian worship willing to accept gays and lesbians in Singapore.
State of Denial
Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta, India, July 18, 2005 It is not enough to introduce sex education in schools, Indians need to bring the 's' word into their homes, writes Venetia Ansell.
Rapping out the Message - India's Radio Deejays and Veejays
Internews - USA, July 18, 2005 MEDIAIDS project will hold two 'Young Voices' workshops for young radio deejays and television veejays July 25 and August 7 in Chennai, India. The goal is to train young disc jockeys from the campus radios, the local commercial radio and TV stations to talk about HIV/AIDS in a way that the message will appeal to their young audiences.